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 Issue # 49 November 2007 
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  • The City of Ogden, Utah
    by Mike Rochelle
    November 2007

    The city of  Ogden was the first permanent settlement by people of European descent in the region that is now Utah. It was established by the trapper Miles Goodyear in 1846 about a mile west of where downtown Ogden is currently located.

    Ogden is the closest sizable city to the Golden Spike location at Promontory Summit, Utah, where the First Transcontinental Railroad was joined in 1869. Ogden was known as a major passenger railroad junction  along major east-west and north-south routes. Railroad passengers traveling west to San Francisco from the eastern United States typically passed through Ogden (and not through the larger Salt Lake City to the south). Ogden, however, is no longer served by Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, and passengers desiring to travel from Ogden by rail must travel by bus to Salt Lake City.

    Ogden is located about 10 miles east of the Great Salt Lake in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountain range. Ogden is well known for its hiking and walking trails in the foothills, and along each river that passes by the town.

    Downhill skiing and  cross-country skiing  is within a 30 minute drive.

    The US Navy has twice named ships after the town, one in 1943 and another in 1964.

    Some interesting links:

    Alpine Skiing

    Rail Transport

    Defense Depot

    Great Salt Lake

    Utah Transit Authority

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