Adapted from: “The History of Eagle Mountain.” http://eaglemountainutah.com/the-history-of-eagle-mountain/. Accessed April 24, 2020; “10 fun facts about Eagle Mountain that you may not know.” https://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/north/eagle-mountain/10-fun-facts-about-eagle-mountain-that-you-may-not-know/collection_1c0815b6-1755-11e8-b775-d71390dfad7b.html#1. Accessed April 24, 2020.
Eagle Mountain is a young town that has grown at a breakneck pace. While the area was along the pony express trail in the 1860s, the town only had a population of 250 when it was incorporated in 1996. Since then it has grown rapidly and become the largest city by land space in Utah County, and the population has jumped from 250 to over 35,000 in a little over 20 years. It has also produced two Olympians. The rapid city growth has been stressful on city leadership, with the town having thirteen different mayors in twenty-one years, with only one making it to the end of her term. With its rapid growth, Eagle Mountain is also a young town, with almost half the population under age eighteen.