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Ogden in Weber County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Lorin Farr

 
 
Lorin Farr - Marker on Left image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tyler Thorsted, May 2, 2020
1. Lorin Farr - Marker on Left
Inscription.  
Marker on Left:
Lorin Farr
Lorin Farr, Utah Pioneer of 1847, one of the founders of Ogden, established Farr's Fort in 1850, assistant in laying out the city and organized its first government. In 1851, he became the first mayor, serving twenty-two years. Twenty years without pay. The deed to Ogdn was made by Ulysses S. Grant, President of the United States, to Lorin Farr, as Mayor.
He built Weber County's first sawmill and grist-mill (1850) and with others built the first woolen factory in northern Utah (1868). In 1857, with Newton Goodal and others, he built the first road through Ogden Canyon, under his direction Weber County was surveyed and irrigation canals and roads were built. He was a leading contractor on the central pacific railroad west from Ogden to Promontory.

Marker on Right:
Lorin Farr
Lorin Farr, civic and religious leader. Staunch friend and supporter of the Prophet Joseph Smith, assisted in the settlement of Nauvoo, Illinois, and in building the Temple. He came to Utah with Brigham Young in 1847. In January, 1851, he became the first
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president of Weber Stake of Zion, serving until 1870. He directed the building of Ogden Tabernacle in 1855-56. He was a member of the first territorial legislature for thirty years, serving longer than any other member and was a member of the convention that framed the constitution of the State of Utah. A friend to the Indians, he was known among them as "Chief". The move south upon the approach of Johnson's Army in 1858, was conducted under his direction. He was a statesman and colonizer of great ability, historian Edward Tullidge proclaimed him "Ogden's most representative citizen".
 
Erected 1947 by Descendants of Lorin Farr, Citizens of Weber County and Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association. (Marker Number 113.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1847.
 
Location. 41° 13.211′ N, 111° 58.264′ W. Marker is in Ogden, Utah, in Weber County. Marker can be reached from Washington Boulevard. Marker is in the park located at the southwest corner of Washington Boulevard and 25th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2549 Washington Boulevard, Ogden UT 84401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers.
Lorin Farr - Marker on Right image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tyler Thorsted, May 2, 2020
2. Lorin Farr - Marker on Right
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jedediah Strong Smith (a few steps from this marker); Captain James Brown (a few steps from this marker); Creston Hotel (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gasberg Building (about 800 feet away); The Palace Billiard Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Livingston Confectionary (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Solomon C. Stephens Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Restaurant and Switch European Lodgings (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ogden.
 
Lorin Farr Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tyler Thorsted, May 2, 2020
3. Lorin Farr Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2020, by Tyler Thorsted of Orem, Utah. This page has been viewed 387 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 14, 2020, by Tyler Thorsted of Orem, Utah. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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