of city and how it got its name: Considered part of North Ogden for
its first 30 years, Pleasant View was known during its early days by
several names. These included West District, Hot Springs District, String
Town or simply Out West. The city was officially named Pleasant View
by Wilford Cragun, the first white child born in the area.
3,640 as of 1990.
date and who founded it: The first pioneers settled here in 1852 and
the town was officially dubbed Pleasant View by Wilford Cragun, the
first white child born in the area. The 1852 settlers were the William
Bailey Lake, Thomas Dunn, John Mower and Simeon Cragun families.
landmarks: The area became a popular tourist stop because of the natural
hot springs located in its north western corner that lies adjacent to
Box Elder County. The Utah Hot Springs Resort was created at the site
in the 1880s. During its peak, the facility offered visitors bathing
and swimming pools, a hotel with 40 rooms, a dance hall and a saloon
where a mug of beer could be bought for five cents. The facility no