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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 22 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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OGDEN, a city and the county-seat of Weber county, Utah, U.S.A., at the confluence of the Ogden and Weber rivers, and about 3.5 M. N. of Salt Lake City. Pop. (ago) 14,889; (1900) 16,313, of whom 3302 were foreign-born; (1910. census) 25,580. It is served by the Union Pacific, the Southern Pacific, the Oregon Short Line, and the Denver & Rio Grande railways. It is situated at an elevation of about 4300 ft. in the picturesque region of the Wasatch Range, Ogden Canon and the Great Salt Lake. Ogden is in an agricultural and fruit-growing region, and gold and silver are mined in the vicinity. It has various manufactures, and the value of the factory product increased from $1,242,214 in 1900 to $2,997,057 in 1905, or 141.3 %. Ogden, which is said to have been named in honour of John Ogden, a trapper, was laid out under the direction of Brigham Young in 185o, and was incorporated in the next year; in 1861 it received a new charter, but since 1898 it has been governed under a general law of the state.
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