Utah DAR Monuments & Markers Series Part V: Peter Skene Ogden Monument

Peter Skene Ogden was a Canadian trapper, fur trader, and explorer of the American West. He entered the Weber Valley of Utah in 1825. The city of Ogden, Utah is named after him.

The Golden Spike Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution with a desire to honor Ogden, erected a monument to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of his arrival in the valley.

The monument was erected in 1924 with a dedication ceremony on June 14, 1926.

Mrs. Florence Root-Day Bristol was the Golden Spike Chapter Regent at the time of the dedication.

The plaque portion of the monument was updated and replaced as part of the Utah State Society Daughters of the American Revolution Regent’s Projects during the 2020-2022 Asay Administration.

The Monument is overseen by the Golden Spike Chapter, Ogden, Utah.