Located in the northern part of the state of Utah and the seat of Weber County, Ogden is situated at the confluence of the rivers Weber and Ogden which is west of the Wasatch Range and in the east of the Great Salt Lake. The area’s settlement was developed as a log stockade around the Fort Buenaventura with an irrigation garden that was built by the Miles Goodyear and was eventually purchased by the Mormons. Ogden was first known as a Brown’sFort and was laid out by the Mormon leader Brigham Young but was eventually renamed after Peter Skene Ogden, a fur trader, and trapper who worked in the area in the 120s. He also organized several sites in the city that will serve as a rendezvous. Ogden then became a distribution point, after the arrival of the Union Pacific Railroad, for the agricultural produce of the intermountain region.
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