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History of Weber County, Utah
Taken from the Utah History Encyclopedia (Links Added)
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Area: 644 square miles; population: 158,330 (in 1990); county seat: Ogden; origin of county name: from early trapper John Weber; principal cities/towns: Ogden (63,909), Roy (24,603), South Ogden (12,105), North Ogden (11,668), Washington Terrace (8,189); economy: defense, transportation, warehousing, distribution, retailing, tourism, recreation, health care, printing; points of interest: Ogden Union Station (Browning Firearms Museum, Browning Kimball Vintage Car Collection), Fort Buenaventura State Park, Pineview Reservoir, Willard Bay State Park, Snow Basin, Powder Mountain, Nordic Valley, Ogden's Historic 25th Street, Ogden Nature Center, Abbey of Our Lady of the Holy Trinity in Huntsville, *Weber State College, Eccles Community Art Center.

Weber County has long been the crossroads of Utah and the Intermountain West. Its eastern boundary is the spine of the Wasatch Mountains with their towering peaks and sharp valleys. It extends west into Great Salt Lake. Both mountains and flatlands are laced by the Ogden and Weber rivers and their tributaries.

Nomadic Shoshone, Ute, and prehistoric Indians favored the area for centuries, hunting in the mountains and foothills and fishing in the streams. Mounds near the confluence of the Weber and Ogden rivers contain remains of their camps.
* Now Weber State University
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