When looking for a place to take an outdoors-themed vacation, one usually wants mountain activities for the winter (skiing and snowboarding) or summer (hiking and mountain biking), a large body of water for boating, jet-skiing or water-skiing, and valley based adventures such as golf, hot-air ballooning, geo-caching, river rafting and fly fishing.
Whether traveling in winter or summer, the Ogden Valley, which comprises the towns of Huntsville, Eden and Liberty, is a place that can offer travelers any type of outdoor recreation they might be interested in while staying in style.
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.
Liberty is a city in the state of Utah with a total populaion of 3126. The median age of its residents is 33.8 with an average house hold size of 3.29 and average family size of 3.58. There are 1,449 housing units in the city of Liberty and number of people who are over the age of 25 are 1,881.
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.
Around 1960 the Ogden-based Browning Arms Company found the need for a rural test-firing facility. They purchased a Mountain Green farm in 1961, and by 1968 Browning had relocated its executive offices, research and development, sales and data processing to the Morgan County location.
Ogden City , situated on the west face of Wasatch Mountains, has a unique story: Initially a mountain man trading center, Ogden grew rapidly after becoming "The Depot" at the junction of the intercontinental railroad. Ogden's selection as a major venue city for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games has again focused attention on Ogden as a recreational Mecca.