The history of Weber County goes as far back as 10,000 years. When Lake Bonneville dried up, sediments were left in the soils that are perfect for farming. Prehistoric Indians, Shoshone Indians, and Ute Indians populated the area for many
years before the trappers, such as Peter Skeen Ogden, came into the area in 1826. In 1845 Miles Goodyear set up Fort Buenaventura and became Utah's first permanent white resident. The fort
was eventually sold to James Brown for $1,950 and years later became known as Ogden City. Charilla Abbott set up the first school in
the Utah area shortly after Brown began running the fort. After the railroad was completed in
1869, Ogden became known as "Junction City" because of the city's importance on the
railroad line. Over a hundred trains traveled through Union Station in a week.
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