Early Native Americans

Native American inhabitants settled along the small creeks in the area. Food for their ponies was plentiful and hunting in the Pole Patch area and nearby hills was alluring. Native Americans pitched their tents and found food in Pleasant View long before the first trappers, explores, or pioneers and settlers arrived. Many relics found indicate some may have lived here for extended periods of time. The Utah hot springs attracted many Natives for medicinal purposes as well.

Native American trails crossed from Pleasant View to Willard long before settlers arrived in Pleasant View. They continued to cross this area for 50 years after the first local settlers arrived. These tribes would make a yearly north to southeast trek through town.

The most common tribe that would cross through Pleasant View after the settlers made this their home was a Ute tribe led by Tobe, their chieftain. While camped in town, they visited every house in the community and traded for food. Then they moved up North Ogden Canyon for the summer to fish and hunt. In the fall, they again returned back through, camping in town to dry fruit to take along with their jerked meat. They commonly camped in the fields belonging to the Humphrey’s and Rhees’. The area was dotted with their wigwams as they traded their ponies with the settlers.

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