The Black Hawk War grew from severe tension between the Mormon settlers and the Native Americans in the Utah Territory. When the settlers arrived in the Utah Territory many drove the wild animals that the Natives hunted into the mountains, and…

In 1877, General Albert Sidney Johnston led US military forces into areas of the Utah territory in order to reassert federal control over the Utah territory. One of the occupied areas was Tooele County, an area already settled by members of The…

Miles Goodyear (1817 - 1849), who had been many years involved in the Rocky Mountain fur trade, built a post in 1846 on the Weber River about two miles above its junction with the Ogden River. He called it Fort Buenaventura after the mythical river…