Upon his arrival in the Salt Lake Valley, James Fackrell, Sr., asked some native americans where he could find good land. They told him of a place where plenty of fresh springs and clear creeks could be used to irrigate the rich soil. Fackrell found the place and began to farm in what is now known as West Bountiful City [†].
Other settlers also discovered that the rich West Bountiful soil was ideal for crops and began to build permanent homes in the area, including William Muir, John Pack, and Daniel Wood. Daniel Wood built a large 6 bedroom adobe home on 80 acres on and around the current Wood Haven Trailer Park. On the Wood farm he also built a large recreation building where church, school, and civic meetings could be held, and a private school because education sources were scarce. Homesteaders were required to pay one dollar an acre in the early days from 1848 to 1855.
† wbcity.org/history/, accessed October, 2022.
Nearby Towns: Bountiful City • Centerville City • Farmington City • North Salt Lake City • Woods Cross City •