From Kings Peak to Bryce Canyon, meet 26 of the faces behind Utah places

Published: Monday, May 19 2014 11:49 p.m. MDT

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According to historytogo.utah.gov, Peter Skene Ogden was born in 1794 and worked for the Hudson Bay Company as a trapper and mountain man. In April 1824, Ogden and a brigade of 131 people reached the Bear River, and Ogden then continued into Cache Valley.

"Records seem to indicate that Ogden himself did not enter the area of the present-day city which now bears his name, nor is it positively known if he even saw the Great Salt Lake at this time," the website states. "However, men of his brigade did return from their trapping with accounts of those areas, and it is quite possible that Ogden did observe them."
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