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Ogden, city (1990 pop. 63,909), seat of Weber co., N Utah, at the confluence of the Ogden and Weber rivers; inc. 1851. Aerospace industries and Hill Air Force Base are the major employers. There is weapons design and the manufacture of paper, metal, carbon fiber, and computer products; transportation equipment; machinery; foods; chemicals; electrical and electronic goods; apparel; and motor vehicles. The city is surrounded by mountains, and major ski resorts in the area include Snow Basin at nearby Mt. Ogden. Both winter and summer recreation is increasingly important to the economy of O Ogden and the surrounding area. The site of a trading post in the 1820s, the area was settled by Mormons in 1847 and later became an important rail junction. Weber State Univ. is in Ogden, as are two Mormon tabernacles.

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