The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Utah (county)

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UTAH, a central county of Utah, containing Utah lake, and bordering E. on the Wahsatch mountains; area, about 1,000 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 12,203. It comprises the finest portion of the territory; the soil is generally fertile and well cultivated. There are valuable gold mines. It is traversed by the Utah Southern and American Fork railroads. The chief productions in 1870 were 128,909 bushels of wheat, 31,123 of Indian corn, 18,824 of oats, 16,599 of barley, 75,069 of potatoes, 20,323 lbs. of wool, 63,624 of butter, and 7,051 tons of hay. There were 1,945 horses, 805 mules and asses, 6,464 cattle, 11,435 sheep, and 1,047 swine; 16 manufactories of sorghum molasses, 2 flour mills, and 12 saw mills. Capital, Provo.