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

Ogden City Wall

 
 
Ogden City Wall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 27, 2014
1. Ogden City Wall Marker
Inscription. In 1854 Ogden pioneers built a rock and mud wall a mile square along 28th Street, Wall Avenue and 21st Street. Madison Avenue was not completed because the Indians became peaceful. The eight foot wall had a six foot base, a 31 inch top and four gates. The cost of $40,000 was raised by $40.00 tax on each city lot, also a $10.00 tax on every able bodied man over 18 years. The project was erected by 500 working men. Wall Avenue was named after this wall.
Far South Weber County
 
Erected 1981 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 416.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 41° 13.245′ N, 111° 58.772′ W. Marker is in Ogden, Utah, in Weber County. Marker is on Wall Avenue near 25th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2501 Wall Avenue, Ogden UT 84401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ogden Union Depot (a few steps from this marker); French Boxcar (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Major Drug Company (about 800 feet away); Nicholas Building
Ogden City Wall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 27, 2014
2. Ogden City Wall Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Belmont Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Watkins Grocery and Cranshaw Photography (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harry Jordan’s Cigar Shop (approx. ¼ mile away); Utah Trunk Factory (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ogden.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
An additional plaque on the monument image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 27, 2014
3. An additional plaque on the monument
Weld the Past to the Present to Enrich the Future
This monument is a grateful tribute to the builders of America’s first transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869, when the Golden Spike was driven at Promontory, Utah, 53 miles northwest of Ogden.
Dedicated May 10, 1951, to honor those pioneers who builded better than they knew, and to encourage for all time the same joy of doing.
No. 120
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 24, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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