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Lehi Utah

The town of Lehi is in our customer area and we have many clients that are from Lehi. Incorporated in 1852 Lehi was formed well before the Civil War. Originally known as Dry Creek it was first settled by Mormon pioneers in 1850. Water was a problem so part of the American Fork creek was diverted to provide water.

Lehi has around 50,000 residents now and is growing. The city has many retail shops and businesses.

One of the more interesting businesses in Lehi is the Lehi Roller Mills. It produces local grains and breads but is most famous for being in the movie “Footloose” . It doesn’t seem all that long ago, but FootLoose was filmed in 1984.

Another business of note in Lehi is Thanksgiving Point. Founded by Alan Ashton of WordPerfect fame. The place is a farm like no other. It has movie theaters, shops, petting zoos, and hosts many conventions and shows constantly. Thanksgiving Point is so popular that it receives almost 2 million visitors a year. I believe that if Thanksgiving Point was not built that the land would now contain rows and rows of homes instead of the wonderful views we see now.

My favorite part of Thanksgiving Point in Lehi is the Museum of Ancient Life. It’s a world class museum of dinosaur’s and must be seen to be believed. Here you can virtually go back in time to see what earth was like 65 million years ago. It’s well worth a visit.

Lehi is a growing city and it will only get bigger and more exciting. We are proud that many of it’s residents choose to visit our salon.

July 12, 2013

Pioneer Day in Utah Wed. July 24th 2013

Pioneer Day 2013 Utah

This is the Place

In Utah we celebrate the entry of Brigham Young and the first group of Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847. The entry of the first pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley is commemorated by a monument at the mouth of Immigration Canyon. Called This is the place Heritage Park it has exhibits, displays, and monuments all telling the story of the first white people to come to Utah.

After a journey across the Country to escape religion persecution the Pioneers lead by Brigham Young were indeed happy to have their ordeal come to an end. Brigham Young’s actual words were “It is enough. This is the right place. Drive on.” The term “This is the place” which Brigham Young didn’t actually utter as his first comment, was actually shouted and passed on by excited travelers who welcomed their new home.

We would like to pronounce that if you are seeking a manicure or pedicure, this is the right place ! Come to LA Nails 1 and get your services well before the holiday and remember to book in advance. Usually a holiday means we are super busy and we don’t want you to be disappointed.