Heber City, the seat of Wasatch County, lies in a small valley surrounded by majestic Mount Timpanogos and the Wasatch Mountains. In previous centuries, the area attracted first Native Americans and then European trappers and hunters. Permanent settlers, many of whom were converted to the Mormon faith by Heber C. Kimball, adviser to Brigham Young, came in the mid-19th century. As a gesture of thanks, the town was named in Kimball's honor. Given its rural character, Heber City found prosperity in both agriculture and animal husbandry. With the advent of the railroad, the town also gained prominence shipping wool and livestock. Today, the area boasts Tyrolean flair in architecture and cuisine, thanks to a large number of Swiss immigrants. Heber City is also popular with tourists, who come to take in the pastoral scenery and partake of the recreational opportunities available at nearby reservoirs and mountain slopes.
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