The confluence of the Ogden River and the Weber River has shaped this valley since Lake Bonneville receded. These waters supported the Shoshone people and their native predecessors. The rivers also supported early explorers and trappers, such as Miles Goodyear and John Fremont, who were later followed by pioneer settlers. The area was covered by cottonwood forests and plentiful wildlife. Spring flooding stretched the rivers a mile wide. Near this site John Marriott dug an irrigation system still in use today.
Marriott-Slaterville City Historical Marker historical marker #1, located at 903 West 1700 South (17th Street) in Marriott-Slaterville, Utah