Farson
Pop. 325 Elev. 6,580

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Just west of here, at the Little Sandy Opening, is the place where Jim Bridger met Brigham Young to give the Mormons directions to the Great Salt Lake valley. A betting man, Bridger is said to have offered Young $1000 for the first bushel of corn grown in the arid Utah soil. The town was later named for John Farson, a Chicago broker who funded an irrigation project to help the Farson and Eden area thrive. The arrival of homesteaders also brought the Pony Express, until the station burned in 1862.

The Farson Mercantile, an old time general store, sells some of the biggest ice cream cones around, in addition to being the best place to stop and stretch your legs before continuing your journey.

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