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Nestled at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains is a small community with a grand history. The area's first inhabitants were Native Americans until eight Mormon families arrived in 1850. With the coming of the railroad in 1869, Uintah quickly became a wild and woolly boomtown with more than 100 businesses and a population of about 5,000. But when the Utah Central Railroad moved to Ogden, many people moved out of Uintah. Still, this spirited town has survived, and every year, U-Day celebrates the history of the town with various events and the lighting of the historic "U." Originally built by Uintah residents and located on the northern side of Weber Canyon, the "U" is a meaningful symbol of Uintah's past and present. To this day, Uintah retains its small-town character, and residents honor the history of their town.
ISBN: 9780738579009
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Utah
Series: Images of America
Images: 229
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Sue Bybee gathered the images and stories in this book to help preserve Uintah's unique heritage. Bybee is the city historian of Uintah, and she has collected hundreds of images from the community throughout the years. This book features about 200 of those images, many of them never before published.
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