Farmland in Utah is chiefly concentrated in the area west of the Wasatch Front, where soils are fertile and streams and rivers from the mountains provide water. In addition, there are productive farming areas in the river valleys. Nearly three-fifths of the non-federal land in Utah is rangeland used for livestock grazing. This has helped make beef and dairy production very important. In 1999 the sale of livestock and livestock products accounted for 75 percent of the farm income earned in Utah.
Ogden Valley, a mountain valley near the city of Ogden, Utah, is hub to the world famous ski resorts of Snowbasin, Powder Mountain, and Wolf Mountain. It is also home to the Pineview lake and Monte Cristo mountains. While the Pineview lake is a famous spot for boating, fishing and adventure sports, Monte Cristo offers world class options for snowmobiling. The beauty of the place has resulted in an ever-increasing number of people seeking investment in Snowbasin and Powder Mountain Utah real estate.
Huntsville Utah was founded in 1860 by Jefferson Hunt and was incorporated in 1903. The first mayor was L.M. Nelson. A city hall was built, as was an electric lighting system, extending from the dam in Ogden Canyon to the city. Nelson's home is still standing and is on the Utah Historical Register. (At one time it was a restaurant known as the "Valley House."). On December 18, 1909, Huntsville was disincorporated because the City was bankrupt. Also interesting is the fact that originally Huntsville was incorporated as a City, but was reincorporated as a Town in 1924. The differentiation is based on population.