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New historical marker celebrates Lehi Round-Up Rodeo

The first of 36 major historical markers to be placed around Lehi was unveiled Saturday morning, just in time for the Lehi Round-Up Days celebration.

As one of Lehi’s most beloved traditions, the Lehi Round-Up Rodeo was honored with nearly 100 people attending the marker unveiling. Miss Lehi Round-Up Rodeo 2024, Miriam Brophy, and Miss Lehi 2023, Aria Conran, performed the unveiling by pulling a red velvet covering from the marker, located at the west entrance to the rodeo grounds.

The marker offers four sentences about Lehi’s most anticipated annual event and will soon offer a QR code with more information.

The marker, the first under the Lehi Historical Marker Program, was made possible by generous funding from the John David and Danaca Hadfield family of HADCO Construction and a major 2022 Lehi City PARC grant awarded to the Lehi Historical Society.

The program is a project of the Lehi Historical Society and is administered by the Lehi Historic Preservation Committee. The upcoming QR codes and additional information are made possible by a 2024 PARC grant awarded to the Lehi Historical Society.

Members of the Lehi Historical Society and the Lehi Historic Preservation Committee, the Hadfield family, rodeo dignitaries, PARC Grant Committee members, community members and members of the Lehi City Mayor and City Council attended the historic event. Speakers included Jared Russon, rodeo committee director; Lara Bangerter, director of the Lehi Historical Society; Mike Southwick, rodeo committee chairman; and Lehi Mayor Mark Johnson.

From concept to installation, the entire project is based on Lehi. Members of the Lehi Historical Society have chosen locations and written and carefully researched the contents of markers. Peter and Jacob Brooks of Brooks Advertising designed the marker and Metal Art Foundry of Lehi produces the markers.

For more information about the markers, see the Historical Society’s website at lehihistory.com or call 801-768-1570.

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