Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Ogden

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OGDEN, a city and county-seat of Weber co., Utah; at the junction of the Weber and Ogden rivers, and on the Oregon Short Line, the Southern Pacific, the Rio Grande Western, the Salt Lake and Ogden and the Union Pacific railroads, 37 miles N. of Salt Lake City. It is the seat of the Weber Stake Academy (Mormon), Sacred Heart Academy, the State Industrial School, the State School for the Blind, and the State School for the Deaf and Dumb. Here are street railroads, electric lights, National and private banks, parks, and several daily and weekly newspapers. The industries comprise mining, iron founding, flour and lumber milling, brewing, and the manufacture of boots and shoes, woolen goods, brooms, vinegar, and other commodities. In Ogden Canon are large powder works and also the city's electric light plant. The streets are wide and well kept, and the buildings substantial. Pop. (1910) 25,580; (1920) 32,804.