Lehi: Portraits of a Utah Town

Lehi: Portraits of a Utah Town

Van Wagoner, Richard S.; Foreword by Max Evans

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Price: $40.00

Place Published: Lehi, UT
Publisher: Lehi City Corporation
Date Published: 1990
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very good minus
ISBN: 1560850019
Book Id: 48812


469pp. Quarto [28.5 cm] Red cloth with title gilt stamped on the front board and again on the backstrip. Illustrated with black and white photographs. There is a large stain on the front board, and a gift inscription from the Lehi City Council and Mayor Ken Greenwood on the front pastedown, else the pages are clean.


From the Foreword- "Settled in the mid-nineteenth century as an agriculture-based Mormon colony, Lehi coped with the changes that are common to all small towns as they come into the twentieth century. Statehood, world wars, a revolution in transportation, the advent of radio and television, industrialization, and suburbanization all changed Lehi, turning it into a commuter town, dependent upon Utah's major metropolitan centers for jobs, shopping, and entertainment. Yet in spite of these changes, Lehi nevertheless retains its small town flavor and many of its western, agrarian values, as well as maintaining its Mormon roots. The story of this unique blend is well documented and entertainingly told in this book."