The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Salt Lake

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SALT LAKE, a N. county of Utah, bordering on Great Salt lake, and intersected by Jordan river; area, 1,200 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 18,337. The Wahsatch mountains cross the E. part; the W. portion descends toward the valley of the lake. Along the base of the mountains the soil is productive when irrigated. There are four mining districts, producing gold, silver, and lead in 1874 to the value of more than $4,000,000. There are smelting works, stamp mills, flouring mills, saw mills, breweries, tanneries, and various manufactories. The county has several railroads. The chief productions in 1870 were 26,838 bushels of wheat, 6,838 of Indian corn, 4,584 of oats, 4,413 of barley, 16,216 of potatoes, 4,285 lbs. of wool, 16,207 of butter, and 1,172 tons of hay. There were (on farms) 455 horses, 611 milch cows, 1,058 other cattle, 3,184 sheep, and 243 swine. Capital, Salt Lake City.