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Bear River City limits encompasses the area between Corrine on the South, Honeyville and the freeway on the East, Elwood on the North, and the Mountains and bird refuge on the West. Jim Bridger started his famous trip to the “ocean” (or the Great Salt Lake) within the boundaries of Bear River city. Early residents dug caves along the river bottom as makeshift homes until more permanent structures were built. As Mormon settlers continued to move into the area, they began to refer to the community as Bear River, in reference to the river that flows through it. Originally, Bear River City started out as a farming community, but today offers a variety of businesses and occupations that add a more diverse flavor, while still retaining small town charm. (from bearrivercityutah.com )