Orem is a city in Utah County, United States, in the north-central part of the state. It is adjacent to Provo and Vineyard and is about 45 miles south of Salt Lake City, Orem is one of the principal cities of the Provo-Orem, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Utah and Juab counties. The population was 84,324 at the 2000 census, while the 2010 population was 88,328 making it the fifth-largest city in Utah, Utah Valley University is located in Orem. The Orem Owlz of the minor league baseball Pioneer League play their games at the college. Orem uses the slogan Family City USA, in 2010 Forbes rated it the 5th best place to raise a family. Also, Time magazine rated the Provo-Orem area as the best place to live for spiritual well-being, another former name was Provo Bench. In an apparent attempt to more investment to the town and provide an easy way for the large population of farmers with orchards to ship produce. Orem, President of the Salt Lake and Utah Railroad in the early 1900s, Orem is located at 40°17′56″N 111°41′47″W.
Its average elevation is 4756 feet, according to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.4 square miles, all of it land. The City of Orem is located on the shore of Utah Lake. It borders Provo, Utah on the east and south, and is located at the base of Mount Timpanogos, Orem is renowned for the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, and its Summerfest celebration and parade in June is a popular local attraction. In addition, Orem has more area of parks as compared to city size than any other city in Utah. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8. 56% of the population, the 2000 Census counted 84,324 people,23,382 households, and 19,079 families. The population density at time was 4,572.6 people per square mile. There were 24,166 housing units at a density of 1,310.4 per square mile. 12. 4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5. 1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older, the average household size was 3.57 and the average family size was 3.93. In the city, the population was out with 35. 4% under the age of 18,17. 4% from 18 to 24,25. 8% from 25 to 44,14. 5% from 45 to 64.
The median age was 24 years, for every 100 females there were 98.7 males
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City, often shortened to Salt Lake or SLC, is the capital and the most populous municipality of the U. S. state of Utah. With an estimated population of 190,884 in 2014, the city lies at the core of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, Salt Lake City is further situated within a larger metropolis known as the Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo Combined Statistical Area. This region is a corridor of contiguous urban and suburban development stretched along an approximately 120-mile segment of the Wasatch Front and it is one of only two major urban areas in the Great Basin. The city was founded in 1847 by Brigham Young, Isaac Morley, George Washington Bradley and numerous other Mormon followers, who extensively irrigated and cultivated the arid valley. Due to its proximity to the Great Salt Lake, the city was originally named Great Salt Lake City—the word great was dropped from the name in 1868 by the 17th Utah Territorial Legislature. Today, less than half the population of Salt Lake City proper are members of the LDS Church.
It was traversed by the Lincoln Highway, the first transcontinental highway, in 1913, Salt Lake City has since developed a strong outdoor recreation tourist industry based primarily on skiing, and hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics. It is the banking center of the United States. Before Mormon settlement, the Shoshone and Paiute had dwelt in the Salt Lake Valley for thousands of years. The land was treated by the United States as public domain, the first U. S. explorer in the Salt Lake area is believed to be Jim Bridger in 1825, although others had been in Utah earlier, some as far north as the nearby Utah Valley. Frémont surveyed the Great Salt Lake and the Salt Lake Valley in 1843 and 1845, the Donner Party, a group of ill-fated pioneers, had traveled through the Great Salt Lake Valley in August 1846. The first permanent settlements in the date to the arrival of the Latter-day Saints on July 24,1847. Upon arrival at the Salt Lake Valley, president of the church Brigham Young is recorded as stating, This is the right place, Brigham Young claimed to have seen the area in a vision prior to the wagon trains arrival.
They found the broad valley empty of any human settlement, four days after arriving in the Salt Lake Valley, Brigham Young designated the building site for the Salt Lake Temple, which would eventually become a famous Mormon and Salt Lake City landmark. The Salt Lake Temple, constructed on the block that would be called Temple Square, construction started in 1853, and the temple was dedicated on 6 April 1893. The temple has become an icon for the city and serves as its centerpiece, in fact, the southeast corner of Temple Square is the initial point of reference for the Salt Lake Meridian, and for all addresses in the Salt Lake Valley. The Mormon pioneers organized a new state called Deseret and petitioned for its recognition in 1849, the United States Congress rebuffed the settlers in 1850 and established the Utah Territory, vastly reducing its size, and designated Fillmore as its capital city. Great Salt Lake City replaced Fillmore as the capital in 1858
Clearfield is a city in Davis County, United States. The population was 30,112 at the 2010 census, Clearfield is a principal city of the Ogden–Clearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Davis and Weber counties. Clearfield was one of the last communities to be settled in the part of Davis County. Hunters and Native American Warriors knew this land before the first white man settled here and they referred to it as the land of wind and sand. There was no water for those early families until wells could be successfully dug, the only water available at first had to be hauled in large barrels from Kays Creek in East Layton. But the great event that did more to transform the bleak Sand Ridge into a garden spot was the coming of the Davis. This caused a population boom in the area as people plowed up the sagebrush and prickly pears. Many Clearfield children went to school in nearby Syracuse by walking several miles a day, in 1907, the new Clearfield Elementary School opened its doors to those same children.
The school taught first through eighth grades and operated until 1923 when it was destroyed by fire, the new building acquired the name Pioneer School. North Davis Junior High School was built and opened its doors in 1939, the building cost approximately $170,000 to build. That first year, there were 18 faculty members and 585 students, throughout the following years, Clearfield was known as a peaceful farming community. However, the addition of defense installations in the changed the agricultural community. Construction began on Hill Field in 1940 and the facility eventually stretched along the border of Clearfield. The base has since provided many jobs for civilians and is one of Utahs major employers, on the southwestern side of Clearfield, the U. S. Navy installed the Clearfield Naval Supply Depot in 1943. The dry climate was ideal for storage, and there was a supply of manpower. Another more modern school, South Clearfield Elementary, was added during 1950 to help keep pace with the growing population, the early winter of 1959 saw the beginnings of Clearfield High School, the first high school in northern Davis County.
The Clearfield Naval Supply Depot was eventually phased out by 1962, private firms soon began moving into the large warehouse buildings. The area became known as the Freeport Center and today is a major hub for manufacturing, warehousing
St. George, Utah
St. George is a city located in the southwestern part of the U. S. state of Utah on the Utah-Arizona border, near the tri-state junction of Utah and Arizona. It is the county seat of Washington County, Utah and is the city of the St. George Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is 118 miles northeast of Las Vegas and 300 miles south-southwest of Salt Lake City on Interstate 15, the city is named after George A. Smith, a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Apostle. As of the 2015 U. S Census estimates, St. George had a population of 80,202, St. George is the seventh-largest city in Utah and the most populous city in the state outside of the Wasatch Front. Today however, growth trends have once again increased at a steady pace, prior to the arrival of Europeans, the St. George area was inhabited by the Virgin River Anasazi and by the Paiute tribe. The first Europeans in the area were part of the Dominguez–Escalante Expedition in 1776, at the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861, Brigham Young organized the settlement of what is now Washington County, Utah.
Fearing that the war would take away the cotton supply, he plans for raising enough in this southwestern country to supply the needs of his people. Enough favorable reports had come to him from this warm region below the rim of the Great Basin, at the general church conference in Salt Lake City on October 6th,1861, about three hundred families were called to the Dixie mission to promote the cotton industry. The families were selected so as to ensure the communities the right number of farmers, blacksmiths, educators, the settlement was named after George A. Smith, an apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In April 1877, the LDS Church completed the St George and it is the Churchs third temple, and it is the longest continually operating LDS temple in southern Utah, and in the world. One person was killed and twenty-eight homes were destroyed by the raging Santa Clara River, St. George received the brunt of the fallout of above-ground nuclear testing in the Yucca Flats/Nevada Test Site northwest of Las Vegas in the early 1950s.
Winds routinely carried the fallout of these tests directly through the St. George and southern Utah area. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 64.9 square miles. St. George lies in a valley with most of the city lying below 3,000 feet. Wildlife and vegetation are typical of the Mojave Desert in which it lies and it is situated near a unique geological transition zone where the Mojave, Colorado Plateau and Great Basin all converge. The Virgin and Santa Clara Rivers flow through the valley and converge near the base of Webb Hill. The urban area is studded by numerous hills, mesas and habitat reserves, creating natural boundaries or dividers of sections and communities within the city. Today, the city appears much differently than in its days in history when the town was tucked below the red sandstone bluffs between the two black volcanic ridges
Springville is a city in Utah County, United States that is part of the Provo-Orem Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 29,466 at the 2010 census, a few minutes drive south of Provo, Springville is a bedroom community for commuters who work in the Provo-Orem and Salt Lake City metropolitan areas. Other neighboring cities include Spanish Fork and Mapleton, Springville has the nickname of Art City. Springville was first explored in 1776 by Father Silvestre Vélez de Escalante, what became Springville, lay along the wagon route called the Mormon Road that Mormon pioneers and 49ers traveled through southern Utah, northern Arizona, southern Nevada and Southern California. From 1855, each winter trains of freight wagons traveled on this road across the deserts between Los Angeles and Salt Lake City until the late 1860s when the arrived in Utah. Incorporated in February 1853, the city was first called Hobble Creek by the pioneers, because their horses were often hobbled. If the horses wandered into the creek, the hobbles came off in the water, the settlement earned its original name.
Later, as the town grew, the name was changed to Springville, Fort Springville was named such because of the many freshwater springs in the area, particularly near the fort. The original name was not completely lost, however, as the stream, a local elementary school. Springville is known as Art City due to its development of the arts. Springville is home to the Springville Museum of Art, Utahs oldest museum for the fine arts. Springville is the birthplace of noted sculptor Cyrus Dallin, the main street is dotted with bronze statues, including several from local sculptors Gary Price and Jeff Decker. Springville is a community which has experienced steady growth over the past ten years. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 14.4 square miles, of which 14.4 square miles is land and 0.04 square miles. Springville is located on the west side of the Wasatch Mountain Range and 3 miles east of the shoreline of Utah Lake. As of the census of 2000, there were 20,424 people,5,975 households, the population density was 1,770.5 people per square mile.
There were 6,229 housing units at a density of 540.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 94. 58% White,0. 11% African American,0. 62% Native American,0. 35% Asian,0. 28% Pacific Islander,2. 23% from other races, and 1. 83% from two or more races
San Rafael Swell
The San Rafael Swell is a large geologic feature located in south-central Utah about 30 miles west of Green River, Utah. Since that time, infrequent but powerful flash floods have eroded the sedimentary rocks into numerous valleys, gorges, the swell is part of the Colorado Plateau physiographic region. Interstate 70 divides the Swell into northern and southern sections, the swell lies entirely within Emery County. The Dirty Devil River flows southward into the Colorado River, while the San Rafael River joins the Green River before it flows into the Colorado. Muddy Creek cuts into the edge of the Swell, exits at Muddy Creek Gorge. The San Rafael Swell was formed when deeply buried Precambrian dike swarm rocks faulted, or broke, during the Laramide orogeny, about 60 million years ago. These basement rocks below the present-day Swell moved upwards relative to the surrounding areas, the resulting structure is analogous to a series of blankets draped over a box. Many of the most impressive landforms are composed of resistant rocks, including the Jurassic Navajo Sandstone, Jurassic Wingate Sandstone.
The folding is much steeper on the edge of the Swell than in the west. Part of the Swell has geographic features that resemble Mars, the Mars Society decided to set up the Mars Desert Research Station in the area as a Mars analog for such reasons. The San Rafael Swell is an area of plant endemism. An example is the endangered San Rafael cactus, evidence of Native American cultures, including the Fremont and Ute, is common throughout the San Rafael Swell in the form of pictograph and petroglyph panels. An example is the Buckhorn Draw Pictograph Panel, with rock art left by the Barrier Canyon Culture, from about 1776 to the mid-1850s the Old Spanish Trail trade route passed through the Swell. In the past 150 years, areas of the Swell have been used for the grazing of sheep and cattle, many of the gravel roads in the interior of the swell were originally used to service the uranium mining activities. Although surrounded by the communities of Price, Green River, Ferron, Castle Dale, and Huntington, the Swell itself does not support permanent residents.
The Swell has been used by Hollywood filmmakers as a setting for alien planets, including the Planet Vulcan in the 2009 film Star Trek. The area is managed by the U. S. Bureau of Land Management, although the Swell as a whole does not currently enjoy special protection, parts of it are protected as wilderness study areas. Cattle grazing is only allowed in parts of The Swell that are not designated as such, the San Rafael Swell is dotted with sections of land managed by The Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration, as is much of the state of Utah
Cedar City, Utah
Cedar City is a city in Iron County, United States,250 miles south of Salt Lake City, and 180 miles north of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. It is the home of Southern Utah University, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, the Utah Summer Games, the Neil Simon Theatre Festival, as of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 28,857. Ancestors of the present-day southern Paiute Indians met the Dominguez–Escalante Expedition in this area in 1776, fifty years later, in 1826, mountain man and fur trader Jedediah Smith traveled through the area exploring a route from Utah to California. Cedar City was originally settled in late 1851 by Mormon pioneers originating from Parowan, who were sent to build an iron works. The site, known as Fort Cedar or Cedar City, was equidistant from vast iron deposits 10 miles west and coal resources 10 miles up Cedar Canyon, but was named after the abundant local trees. Two companies of men led by Henry Lunt reached the site in a blizzard on November 11,1851. In 1855, a new site, closer to the works and out of the flood plain of Coal Creek, was established at the suggestion of Brigham Young.
Cedar City was incorporated on February 18,1868, the iron works closed in 1858, though iron mining continued in the area until the 1980s. Cedar City continues to be a center of tourism, commercial development, the city has shared in the rapid growth of much of Southwestern Utah since the late 1980s. Cedar City is located in the southeast Great Basin, and is about 20 miles north of the edge of the Mojave Desert. Its elevation of 5,840 feet gives it a cooler and less arid climate vis-à-vis nearby Dixie, Cedar City is located at 37°4057 North, 113°428 West. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 20.1 square miles. The city is located on the edge of the Markagunt Plateau, in a high desert valley, Cedar Valley. The climate is the typical cool semi-arid climate of the Mountain West, though snowfall can be quite heavy, Interstate 15 connects the city with St. George and Las Vegas to the south, and to Interstate 70 and Salt Lake City to the north. State roads connect Cedar City with Panaca, Nevada near US93, Utah via US-89, similar to St.
George, the city enjoys an excellent location on the wests regional transportation network. Los Angeles is 439 miles south and San Diego is 500 miles south on Interstate 15, Phoenix is 465 miles south via Interstate 15 and US-93, a branch line of the Union Pacific Railroad serves customers on the western outskits of the city. The branch connects to the main line at Lund. Cedar City Regional Airport offers flights via Delta Connection, as of the census of 2000, there were 20,527 people,6,486 households, and 4,682 families residing in the city
The Wasatch Front /ˈwɑːsætʃ/ is a metropolitan region in the north-central part of the U. S. state of Utah. It consists of a chain of cities and towns stretched along the Wasatch Range from approximately Nephi in the south to Brigham City in the north. Roughly 80% of Utahs population resides in this region, which contains the cities of Salt Lake City, West Valley City, West Jordan, Layton. The Wasatch Front is long and narrow, to the east, the Wasatch Mountains rise abruptly several thousand feet above the valley floors, climbing to their highest elevation of 11,928 feet at Mount Nebo. The combined population of the five Wasatch Front counties totals 2,125,322, according to the 2008 Census Estimate. Though most residents of the area live between Ogden and Provo, which includes Salt Lake proper, the fullest built-out extent of the Wasatch Front is 120 miles long and an average of 5 miles wide. Along its length, the Wasatch Front never exceeds a width of approximately 18 miles because of the barriers of lakes.
Several downtown and commercial districts encompass the Wasatch Front, the largest is Salt Lake City at the middle of the urban area. Utah Valley and the Ogden-Clearfield region are the major population centers. Nearly all of the cities within the region are connected by suburban development. The First Transcontinental Railroad was constructed between 1863 and 1869, the tracks reaching Ogden on March 27,1869. Trains heading east from Ogden must negotiate the highest reaches of eastern Utah, travelling through Weber and Echo Canyons and over the Wasatch Pass at an elevation of 6,792 feet. The primary modes of transport for the area are Interstate 15 and U. S. Route 89, other interstates and highways provide transportation routes to local areas within the front. S. Route 189 through Provo, and U. S. Route 6 in southern Utah County, the Utah Transit Authority provides bus and light rail service to most of the urban areas within the front. Other portions of Legacy Parkway and the Mountain View Corridor are planned or under construction to accommodate traffic between Ogden and Provo.
The California Zephyr of Amtrak is the rail transport leading in and out of the Front, having a station in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City International Airport serves as the airport for the region. Because of the barriers to the east and west, much of the land along the Wasatch Front has been developed
Lehi is a city in Utah County, United States. It is named after Lehi, a prophet in the Book of Mormon, the population was 47,407 at the 2010 census, up from 19,028 in 2000. The center of population of Utah is located in Lehi, Lehi is part of the Provo−Orem Metropolitan Statistical Area. A group of Mormon pioneers settled the area now known as Lehi in the fall of 1850, at a place called Dry Creek and it was renamed Evansville in 1851, after David Evans, a local bishop in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Other historical names include Sulphur Springs and Snows Springs, the land was organized into parcels of 40 acres, and new settlers received a plot of this size until the entire tract was exhausted. There was little water to irrigate the rich soil, so it became necessary to divert a portion of American Fork Creek, Evansville consumed up to one-third of the creeks water as authorized by the Utah Territorial Legislature. The settlement grew so rapidly that in early 1852, Bishop David Evans petitioned the Utah Territorial Legislature to incorporate the settlement, Lehi City was incorporated by legislative act on February 5,1852.
It was the city incorporated in Utah. The legislature approved a request to call the new city Lehi, the downtown area has been designated the Lehi Main Street Historic District by the National Park Service, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 26.7 square miles, of which 26.3 square miles is land and 0.35 square miles. I-15 runs through Lehi, with four located in the city. The Utah Transit Authority operates a bus system that reaches into the city, work on the FrontRunner South commuter rail began in August 2008 and the Lehi station opened for service on December 12,2012. The Lehi station is located near Thanksgiving Point, as of the census of 2000, there were 19,028 people,5,125 households, and 4,602 families residing in the city. The average population density was 936.2 people per square mile, there were 5,280 housing units at an average density of 259.8 per square mile. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2. 99% of the population,8. 9% of all households were made up of individuals and 3. 5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 3.70 and the family size was 3.94. In the city, the population was out with 41. 0% under the age of 18,11. 6% from 18 to 24,31. 1% from 25 to 44,11. 1% from 45 to 64. The median age was 24 years, for every 100 females there were 100.4 males
Logan is a city in Cache County, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 48,174, Logan is the county seat of Cache County and the principal city of the Logan, UT-ID Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Cache County and Franklin County, Idaho. The Logan metropolitan area contained 125,442 people as of the 2010 census, in 2005 and 2007, Morgan Quitno declared the Logan metropolitan area the safest in the United States. Logan is the location of the campus of Utah State University. The town of Logan was founded in 1859 by settlers sent by Brigham Young to survey for the site of a fort near the banks of the Logan River and they named their new community Logan for Ephraim Logan, an early fur trapper in the area. Logan was incorporated on 17 January 1866, Brigham Young College was founded here in 1878, and Utah State University – called the Agricultural College of Utah – was founded in 1888. Logans growth reflects settlement and post-war booms along with other changes incident to conditions in the West, Logan grew to about 20,000 in the mid-1960s, and according to Census estimates, exceeded 50,000 in 2015.
Logan is located in northern Utah,47 miles north of Ogden and it is about 82 miles north of Salt Lake City. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 18.5 square miles, of which 18.0 square miles is land and 0.58 square miles. The city lies near the edge of Cache Valley on the western slopes of the Bear River Mountains. Mount Logan rises to an elevation of 9,710 feet immediately to the east, the Logan River cut down through these sedimentary deposits following the draining of Lake Bonneville approximately 14,500 years ago. This created an area with very steep slopes that reach into the rest of town. To the west of Logan lie flatlands that contain both farmland and marshes, to the north and south of Logan are rapidly growing residential suburbs. Logan has a continental climate with very warm though usually dry summers. Precipitation tends to be heaviest in the spring months, similar to other areas in northern Utah, during mid-winter high pressure systems often situate themselves over Cache Valley, leading to strong temperature inversions.
These temperature inversions trap cold air and pollutants and allow thick smog to accumulate in the valley about three percent of the time and this can result in the worst air-pollution levels in the U. S. reducing air quality to unhealthy level. Logans city grid originates from its Main and Center Street block, with Main Street running north and south, each block north, south, or west of the origin accumulates in additions of 100, though some streets have non-numeric names. This street grid is typical of towns and cities that were founded by Latter-day Saints in the Mormon Corridor
Great Salt Lake
The Great Salt Lake, located in the northern part of the U. S. state of Utah, is the largest salt water lake in the Western Hemisphere, and the eighth-largest terminal lake in the world. In an average year the lake covers an area of around 1,700 square miles, for instance, in 1963 it reached its lowest recorded size at 950 square miles, but in 1988 the surface area was at the historic high of 3,300 square miles. In terms of area, it is the largest lake in the United States that is not part of the Great Lakes region. The lake is the largest remnant of Lake Bonneville, a prehistoric lake that once covered much of western Utah. The three major tributaries to the lake, the Jordan and Bear rivers together deposit around 1.1 million tons of minerals in the each year. As it is endorheic, it has very high salinity, far saltier than seawater, which makes swimming similar to floating and its shallow, warm waters cause frequent, sometimes heavy lake-effect snows from late fall through spring. The Great Salt Lake is a remnant of a larger prehistoric lake called Lake Bonneville.
At its greatest extent, Lake Bonneville spanned 22,400 square miles, nearly as large as present-day Lake Michigan, and roughly ten times the area of the Great Salt Lake today. Bonneville reached 923 ft at its deepest point, and covered much of present-day Utah and small portions of Idaho, Lake Bonneville existed until about 16,800 years ago, when a large portion of the lake was released through the Red Rock Pass in Idaho. With the warming climate, the lake began to dry, leaving the Great Salt Lake, Utah Lake, Sevier Lake. While the lake was known by local Native Americans, it entered written history through the records of Silvestre Vélez de Escalante. No name was given to it at the time, and it was not shown on the map by Bernardo Miera y Pacheco, in 1824, it was observed, apparently independently, by Jim Bridger and Etienne Provost. Shortly thereafter other trappers saw it and walked around it, most of the trappers, were illiterate and did not record their discoveries. As oral reports of their findings made their way to those who did make records, Escalante had been on the shores of Utah Lake, which he named Laguna Timpanogos.
It was the larger of the two lakes that appeared on Mieras map, other cartographers followed his lead and charted Lake Timpanogos as the largest lake in the region. As people came to know of the Great Salt Lake, they interpreted the maps to think that Timpanogos referred to the Great Salt Lake, on some maps the two names were used synonymously. In time Timpanogos was dropped from the maps and its association with Utah Lake was forgotten. Fremont led the first scientific expedition to the lake, but with winter coming on and that happened in 1850 under the leadership of Howard Stansbury
Bountiful is a city in Davis County, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 42,552, the city grew rapidly during the suburb growth of the late 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s and was Davis Countys largest city until 1985 when it was surpassed by Layton. Bountiful is currently Utahs 15th largest city, although a part of the Ogden-Clearfield Metropolitan Statistical Area, it serves as a bedroom community to Salt Lake City and the surrounding area. However, due to the narrow entrance into Salt Lake County. The FrontRunner commuter rail has been running since April 2008, and these were built to help alleviate the traffic load on Interstate 15 through the Bountiful area. Bountiful was settled on September 27,1847, by Perrigrine Sessions and it was Utahs second settlement after Salt Lake City. It was known as both Sessions Settlement and North Canyon Ward before being named Bountiful in 1855 and this city was so named both because of the citys reputation as a garden place and because Bountiful is the name of a city in the Book of Mormon.
Most of the settlers, and most of the present inhabitants, are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Bountiful Utah Temple was dedicated in 1995 by the LDS Church. A tabernacle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is located in Bountiful, the city was incorporated in 1892 with Joseph L Holbrook as mayor. In 1907 electric lights came to Bountiful through the efforts of its citizens, notorious serial killer Ted Bundy snatched victim Debra Kent from Viewmont High School in Bountiful on November 8,1974. The city maintains a charming Main Street, with locally owned shops. The city celebrates its history at the annual Handcart Days celebration every July in conjunction with U. S. State of Utah’s official holiday, Bountiful Handcart Days is a volunteer–driven event. People from three cities in the south of Davis County, Utah come together to commemorate the first group of Mormon Pioneers’ entry into the Salt Lake Valley on July 24,1847. The festivities include a parade, games, entertainment, an art exhibit, according to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.5 square miles, all of it land.
The original portion of the city and downtown are located at the base of the Wasatch Range, most of the residential neighborhoods climb high up the slopes of the mountain. To the west lies a flatland that extends to the Great Salt Lake, areas of Bountiful include Val Verda in the southern part of the city. The cities surrounding Bountiful include, North Salt Lake to the south, Woods Cross and West Bountiful to the west, most land to the east of Bountiful is U. S. Forest Service property. This climatic region is typified by large temperature differences, with warm to hot summers