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The city of Ogden, Utah is the county seat of Weber County and is situated 10 miles east of the Great Salt Lake. It has long thrived as a major railroad hub. The first permanent settlement of European descendants, Ogden was originally named Fort Buenaventura in 1847, a year after it was established by Miles Goodyear, a trapper. The Mormons bought the settlement from Mr. Goodyear for a total of $1,950 and was promptly renamed Brownsville but was soon called Ogden in honor of Peter Ogden, a brigade leader of the Hudson’s Bay Company who became a local trapper. Ogden is the closest city of any size to Promontory Summit, where the “Golden Spike” which connected the First Transcontinental Railroad was connected. The city’s motto is “You can’t get anywhere without coming to Ogden,” as a result of that fact.

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