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Hyrum Willard Marriott and Ellen Morris Marriott Farm

Hyrum Willard Marriott was the sixth son of John Marriott and Elizabeth Stewart. He married Ellen Morris, a daughter of William Morris. Together they raised a family of four boys and four girls near this site. The family farmed this ground, some of the richest farmland in Utah. The Weber River courses along the south of the farm depositing fertile sediments and carving oxbow ponds on its travels to the Great Salt Lake. This farm includes a portion of the “U” Pond, an oxbow pond, which was popular in the community for ice skating parties. In addition to farming, Hyrum was a butcher, leather worker, and sheep rancher. He served in the bishopric of the Marriott Ward for 17 years and as a member of the Utah legislature. This farm is preserved in perpetuity by Marriott-Slaterville City, and made possible, in part, by a generous donation from the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation.

Marriott-Slaterville City Historical Marker historical marker #7, located at 2271 West 700 South in Marriott-Slaterville, Utah