the first free public school in the state of Utah, and the first schoolteacher
in the state--Mary Jane Dilworth Hammond--(who taught first in Salt
Lake City) is buried in the local cemetery. During World War II, the
area had more men enlist in the services per capita than any other place
in the United States. President David O. McKay of the LDS Church was
raised here and his family home is a tourist attraction. Tours are conducted
during the summer months, and the home is on the Utah Historical Register.
In the wintertime,
an area in the town square is flooded for ice skating. There are bobsleighs
for hire in the winter. In the summertime, a horse and buggy can be
hired at the town park. Delicious vegetables and fruit are raised in
the summer despite the short growing season.
the location of the elementary school located here for Ogden Valley;
a new junior high is located in the Eden. High school students are bused
down Ogden Canyon to Pleasant View.
the "Tidy Town" award in 1992 in the state of Utah. Plans were being
finalized in 1993 for a Weber County branch library to be built in Huntsville.
That same year, final restoration was done on the first log cabin built
in Huntsville, in 1861. The cabin was donated by former congressman
Gunn McKay and his wife, Donna, and was built by Robert Frederick Aldous.
Also in 1993, work was begun to convert Huntsville's old fire station
into a small museum.
Erma H. Wilson
and Stanley F. Wangsgaard