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.
of Utah Pioneers, East of Antelope Island (1969).
Susan B. Day