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History of Weber County, Utah
Taken from the Utah History Encyclopedia (Links Added)
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Weber County's next sizeable population explosion came just before and during World War II when the military built Defense Depot Ogden in northern Weber County and Hill Air Force Base and the Naval Supply Depot in nearby Davis County. DDO and Hill continue to provide many jobs for Weber County residents. The war also placed increased demands on the transportation network, and as many as 150 regular and special trains moved through Ogden's Union Station on many days in 1944.

Weber County has definitely entered the space age. A number of aerospace industries have offices and other facilities here, and manufacturing plants produce powerful, miniature, jet engines for aircraft and missiles and Jetway loading bridges for airports worldwide. Weber State University (with some 13,000 students), the U.S. Forest Service regional headquarters, the IRS Service Center, and the McKay-Dee and *St. Benedict's hospitals are among the county's major employers in the 1990s.

Murray M. Moler
*Ogden Regional MC

 


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