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History of Lorin Farr, Utah
Taken from the Utah State History. (Links Added)
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Lorin Farr, Utah Pioneer of 1847, was born in Waterford, Vermont, July 27, 1820. He was a civic and religious leader, staunch friend and supporter of the Prophet Joseph Smith, assisted in the Settlement of Nauvoo, Illinois, and in the building of the temple. He came to Utah with Brigham Young in 1847. One of the founders of Ogden, he established Farr's Fort in 1850, assisted in laying out the city and organized its first government. In 1851 he became Ogden's first Mayor, serving continuously for twenty years without pay. The deed to Ogden was made by Ulysses S. Grant, President of the United States, to Lorin Farr, as Mayor. He built Weber County's first saw-mill and grist-mill in 1850 and with others built the first woolen factory in northern Utah. (1868) In 1857, with Newton Goodal and others, he built the first road through Ogden Canyon. Under his direction Weber County was surveyed and irrigation canals and roads built. Settlements and Church Branches were organized under his direction. He was a leading contractor on the Central Pacific Railroad west from Ogden to Promontory. In January, 1851, he became the first president of Weber Stake of Zion, serving until 1870. He directed the building of Ogden Tabernacle in 1855-56. He was a member of the first territorial legislature, serving for thirty years, longer than any other member and was a member of the convention that framed the constitution of the State of Utah.

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