Pleasant View Utah
Pleasant View is a city in Weber County, Utah. According to the 2010 census the population was 7,979. It is part of the Ogden – Clearfield Metropolitan community, a suburn community of Ogden, Utah. It is the domicile of my long lost friends Bill and Lanette Fritz. Pleasant View is a decent drive from Salt Lake City, Pleasant View Utah
So why did I pick Pleasant View, Utah as an early city to focus on for our UtahMore website/blog? Could it be that the writer today is Larry K Cragun and the first settle was my great grandfather Simeon Cragun? I guess it could be that sort of morbid favoritism, sort of. Well how is this for a dispute in history lessons. I just check with Wikipedia and it claims Pleasant View was settled by John Mower. Oh, well, John Mower is a great Uncle. There is an interesting link here. John Mowers sister, Suaannah is my great grandmother. I guess you could safely say that Pleasant View is a family affair.
The naming of Pleasant View was easy for the Mower Cragun connection. They were early Mormon converts and pioneers. The patriarch of the family, Henry Mower, had been a local Indian minister who joined the Mormon Church. He and Nathan Tanner Porter converted Elisha Cragun. Henry and Elisha’s kids, Susanna and Simeon married. Elisha and a daughter died in Winter Quarters, along with over 600 others, another daughter and his wife died before taking the journey west. From Pleasant View Indiana to Pleasant View Utah was a journey of faith for the Mower Cragun families. Hum, we have an agent Malory Mower, could she be related too?
One of our great agents, Jonathon Shepherd resides in Pleasant View. Originally from the Washington D.C. area, John has had the opportunity to associate with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds and has used that experience in his chosen profession.Since 2005, John has worked in real estate. He had, initially, worked with ‘New Home’ sales by representing builders such as Desert Point Homes, Hatfield Homes, Saddleback Development of Ivins, Mountain West Development, The Ledges of St. George, Richmond American Homes and Ivory Homes. He knows homes!John says he is excited to offer his professional and successful home sales experience, his over 10 years of corporate advertising and marketing experience coupled with the unmatched marketing capabilities of MediaOne Real Estate to all of his clients. While finishing his BA degree at the University of Utah, John met his wife.
My next article will be about some of Pleasant View, Utah real estate statistics.
Simeon Cragun is credited by as the founder of Pleasant View: His son, Wilford Elisha, has a photo of his home. click here