Concerned that their livestock might harm new crops and gardens being planted in Salt Lake City, their leader, Brigham Young, sent herds of cattle, mules, and horses north to graze along the lakeshore in 1847. Small farming communities established the following spring supplied goods and produce to the growing populations of Salt Lake City to Ogden.
Organized as Davis County in 1850, Farmington was the center of government. Railroad service, established in 1870, allowed the farmers and ranchers to reach markets within hours of harvesting. And in 1956, a six-foot pipeline was completed, delivering water from the Weber River to the communities along the front. Rapid expansion has resulted, but the pioneer spirit still prevails.
Images of America: South Davis County displays images from the past in order to honor the unique history of the area. By allowing readers to view images of the past, the book hopes to shed light on South Davis County’s modern identity.
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South Davis County
By Royce Allen, Gary Willden
Images of America Series
128 pages/ softcover
Available: June 16, 2014