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Lorin Farr
Pioneer-Religious and Civic Leader-Statesman

Lorin Farr was a Utah pioneer of 1847. He was a friend and staunch supporter of Joseph Smith, the Prophet, and assisted in the settlement of Nauvoo, Ill. Where he helped build the temple.

He was the first president of Weber Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a member of the first Territorial Legislature and a member of the the convention that framed the constitution of the State of Utah. He assisted in laying out the original plat of the city of Ogden, organized the first city government and became its first mayor.

He build and operated the first grist mill and saw mill in Weber County and, with others, constructed the first highway through Ogden Canyon. Tullidge, contemporary Utah historian, proclaimed him “Ogden’s most representative citizen.”

This is Utah Pioneers Trails and Landmarks Association historic marker #45, later adopted by the Sons of Utah Pioneers (#177 in that series). Erected June 25, 1937 and located at the Weber County Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum at 2104 Lincoln Avenue in Ogden, Utah

In 2011, the above plaque was retrieved from its original location at the corner of 21st Street and Washington Boulevard, when the structure it was mounted on was demolished. That was the location of one of Lorin Farr’s early homes. The Farr descendants and the Ogden Pioneer Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers remounted it here in 2013, with appreciation to the Daughters of Utah Pioneers for allowing its relocation to this site.

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