Uintah City Hall
Uintah, a small community in Weber County, sits at the mouth of Weber Canyon, just a few miles south of Ogden and about a half-hour’s drive north of Salt Lake City. The Weber River borders Uintah on the south and west, and the beautiful Wasatch Mountains lie on the east.
Uintah has a rich, Native American history, dating back over 5,000 years, according to archeological work. The area was a favorite hunting and camping ground for Native Americans traveling through Weber Canyon. Uintah gets its name from the Weber Ute Band of the Shoshone Indian Tribe. It was settled by Mormon pioneers in 1850, and early industries included farming, livestock, and the manufacture of charcoal, broom, sugar, and molasses. The settlement was originally called East Weber and then Easton. Uintah experienced a population boom when the railroad came through Weber Canyon. A railroad station was constructed in the area in 1869, and at the peak of the population boom, Uintah boasted about 25 salons and more than 75 businesses, as well as a brewery and a telegraph office. However, when the Utah Central Railroad opened between Salt Lake and Ogden in 1872, many residents and businesses deserted the town, and Uintah returned to being an agricultural area. In 1900, the population was less than 300. In 1937, the area was incorporated, and the population has continued to grow slowly, but steadily. As of 2012, it was around 1,300 people.
“Mountain U” is a much-loved icon in this small city. In 1923, a Boy Scout troop enlisted the townspeople’s help and built the big “U” on the mountain east of Uintah. Each year when school adjourns for the summer, the town returns to the mountain to whitewash the “U” in a celebration known as U-Days. As part of the celebration, the community lights up the letter at dusk. Until 1994, oil-filled cans and cotton wicks were used, but nowadays, electric lights are strung around the perimeter. The U-Days celebration also includes a parade, Fun Run/Walk, booths, talent show, craft show, and more.
The Uintah Youth City Council (YCC) provides an opportunity for high school students to learn about government and participate in community service. The YCC has started an annual “Trunk or Treat” activity in October and a “Turkey Trot” race and food drive in November. The community of Uintah also enjoys an annual Easter Egg Hunt at the city park. In addition to fun community events, residents can run, walk, or bike along the different Weber County trails in the area. Uintah’s volunteer fire department also has a Facebook page and a website that provides residents with safety tips and other important information.
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