History of North Salt Lake, Utah
Taken from the Utah History Encyclopedia (Links Added)

On 3 September 1946 the Davis County Commission granted the area then designated, which was about 456 acres, status as an incorporated town. Chairman Amasa Howard of the county commission appointed Harold R. Howard, Jack Cummings, Alton Boggess, Harold T. Johnson, and David S. Betts as the town board.

North Salt Lake took its name from the name of the small post office at the railroad tracks. The old Utah Highway Patrol weigh station was purchased and used as the first town hall. There was only one political party at that time, the North Salt Lake Citizens Party. In 1949 the first election was held, selecting Ray Hatch as mayor of the town.

In 1958 a new municipal building was built on the corner of Main Street and Center Street. This building also housed a fire department for the town.

On 1 August 1961 the town of North Salt Lake became a third-class city with a population of 1,655. With a population of 6,474 in 1990, the City of North Salt Lake still foresees future growth in housing and industry. The city contains a large industrial center that stretches west of the I-15 freeway to the Great Salt Lake. In addition, residential growth is spiraling up the eastern hillside.

See: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, East of Antelope Island (1969).

Susan B. Day

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