John M. Browning American Gunmaker - Part II

Part Two - The Son

Ogden, Utah, John Moses Browning’s birthplace, had its beginnings as a backwater fed by the swelling stream of immigration that followed Brigham Young’s trail of 1847. Its growth was encouraged by fertile soil and abundant water. In 1850, two years before Jonathan Browning and his family arrived and five years before John Moses was born, the settlement was surveyed, planted and officially named after Peter Skene Ogden.