Lehi, Utah

Lehi is a city in Utah County, United States. It is named after a prophet in the Book of Mormon; the population was 47,407 at the 2010 census, up from 19,028 in 2000. A more recent 2017 estimate reports a population of 62,712; the rapid growth in Lehi is due, in part, to the rapid development of the tech industry region known as Silicon Slopes. The center of population of Utah is located in Lehi. Lehi is part of the Provo–Orem Metropolitan Statistical Area. A group of Mormon pioneers settled the area now known as Lehi in the fall of 1850 at a place called Dry Creek in the northernmost part of Utah Valley, it was renamed Evansville in 1851 after David Evans, a local bishop in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Other historical names include Sulphur Springs and Snow's Springs; the land was organized into parcels of 40 acres, new settlers received a plot of this size until the entire tract was exhausted. There was little water to irrigate the rich soil, so it became necessary to divert a portion of American Fork Creek.

Evansville consumed up to one-third of the creek's water, as authorized by the Utah Territorial Legislature. The settlement grew so that in early 1852, Bishop David Evans petitioned the Utah Territorial Legislature to incorporate the settlement. Lehi City was incorporated by legislative act on February 5, 1852, it was the sixth city incorporated in Utah. The legislature approved a request to call the new city Lehi after a Book of Mormon prophet of the same name; the downtown area has been designated the Lehi Main Street Historic District by the National Park Service and is on the National Register of Historic Places. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 26.7 square miles of which 26.3 square miles is land and 0.35 square miles, or 1.28%, is water. I-15 runs through Lehi with four exits located in the city; the Utah Transit Authority operates a bus system. Work on the FrontRunner South commuter rail began in August 2008, the Lehi station opened for service on December 12, 2012.

The Lehi station is located near Thanksgiving Point. Beginning in the spring of 2018 the Utah Department of Transportation began major reconstruction of the I-15 between Lehi Main Street and SR-92 Timpanogos Highway; the project is contracted to be completed by October 2020 and updates can be found online. As of the American Community Survey Demographic and Housing Estimates of 2016, there were 56,314 people living in the city with 14,853 housing units; the estimated racial makeup of the city was 94.6% European American, 0.1% African American, 0.5% Native American, 1.2% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 1.3% from other races, 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.5% of the population. An estimated 51.2% of the population was male with 48.8% female. The median age as of 2016 was 24.7. According to the 2010 Census, there were 12,402 households out of which 61.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.4% were husband-wife families living together, 3.2% had a male householder with no wife present, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 11.3% were non-families.

9.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.81 and the average family size was 4.08. As of 2018, the median income for a household in Lehi was $74,200, the median income for a family was $88,278; the per capita income for the city was $25,894, including all children. The unemployment rate for Lehi was 3.0%. The job growth rate was expected to grow 54.8 % over the next 10 years. Lehi Roller Mills was founded in 1906 by a co-op of farmers. George G. Robinson purchased the mill in 1910, it has since remained in the Robinson family run by George's grandson, R. Sherman Robinson. At the turn of the 21st century, Lehi Roller Mills was among thousands of such family-owned mills operating in the United States. Fewer than fifty remain today. High demand keeps the mill grinding around the clock, six days a week, the mill produces some 100,000 pounds of flour each day. However, in 2012, the Mills filed for bankruptcy with the intention of continuing to operate during the proceedings.

Lehi Roller Mills was featured in the 1984 film Footloose as Ren McCormack's workplace and as the site of the dance. The iconic turkey and peacock flour paintings of Lehi Roller Mills were painted on the silos about 1930 by Stan Russon of Lehi, Utah, he used a pulley system to manually raise and lower himself to be able to paint. At the time the film was made, Lehi Roller Mills was surrounded by nothing but vacant fields. In one scene, the Reverend Shaw Moore and his wife Vi Moore keep a wary eye on the proceedings while standing in a field some distance away; the area is now home to a variety of a shopping center. The Lehi Roller Mills were listed on the U. S. National Register of Historic Places in 1994. Thanksgiving Point is a nonprofit museum complex and estate garden founded in 1995, it consists of six main attractions: the Ashton Gardens, Thanksgiving Point Golf Course, the Museum of Ancient Life, the Museum of Natural Curiosity, Farm Country, the Butterfly Biosphere. 1.45 million people visit Thanksgiving Point each year.

It is a location for Megaplex Theaters and has several restaurants and gift shops. It is the site for the region's only Tulip Festival, an annual Scottish Festival, annual Cornbelly's Halloween attraction, Highland Games; the compl


Idanha-a-Velha is a village and a former freguesia in the municipality of Idanha-a-Nova, central eastern Portugal, the site of Ancient Egitânia, a former bishopric. In 2013, the civil parish merged into the new parish Monsanto e Idanha-a-Velha, it covers an area of 20.98 km² and had a population of 79 as of 2001. As one of the oldest towns in Portugal, with a history of Roman settlement recorded since the year 16 AD, Idanha-a-Velha has been described as a "modest village with a rich historical background". Idanha-a-Velha is built on the site of the city of Egitânia, which had thousands of inhabitants; the town was invaded and looted throughout history, the ruins evince the influence of different periods of its history: buildings from the Pre-History, Roman Classicism, Visigothic, Middle Ages and Portuguese Manueline periods. The town is reputed to have been the birthplace of the famous Visigothic King Wamba, as well as the fourth century Saint Pope Damasus; the Visigoth King Roderic is said to have been buried here.

The town is host to a restored 16th century church, called "the Cathedral", built on ruins dating from the time of the Suebi, as far back as to the fourth century — the first Visigothic cathedral built on the Iberian Peninsula. The inside of the cathedral holds the largest collection of Roman epigraphs in Europe, refurbished as a modern museum to contain the carved and inscribed Roman stones. There is a 17th-century pillory in the village square. Nearby stand the ruins of a Torre dos Templários, a tower constructed on the ruins of a Roman temple dedicated to Venus; the presence of a primitive basilica constructed in the 4th century influenced King Theodemar of the Suebic Kingdom of Galicia to choose this town as see when he created the Diocese of Egitânia no than 559–569. Around 585, the Romanesque cathedral started to be constructed, that included not only the main structure by the baptistery and the hypothetical palace; that was the year that Suebic Galicia was annexed by the Visigoths, was turned into the sixth province of the Visigothic Kingdom of Hispania.

In 715 however, the diocese was suppressed, due to the Moorish invasion of Iberia, rendering the church's cathedral function mute. Between the 9th and 10th century, during the Moorish occupation, the temple was transformed into mosque; when the bishopric could be restored in 1199 at Idanha-a-Velha, its apostolic succession was assigned to a new see, after which it was named Diocese of Guarda, where a new cathedral was built, while the former cathedral at Idanha-a-Velha, which had served local purposes, notably under Knights Templar influence, was not made a co-cathedral. Suffragan Bishops of Egitânia Adorico Comundo Licério Montésis Arménio Siclua Monefonso Argesindo Rodrigo List of Catholic dioceses in Portugal Freguesias - Idanha-a-Velha GCatholic - Egaria bishopric Catedral Visigótica de Idanha-a-Velha

Arthur Deakin

Arthur Deakin was a prominent British trade unionist, acting general secretary of the Transport and General Workers' Union from 1940 and general secretary from 1945 to 1955. Deakin was born in Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, in 1890. After his father's death, his mother remarried and the family moved to South Wales, he began his working life at the age of 13 at the Dowlais Ironworks. He became an active trade unionist during the First World War and a full-time official in 1919. In 1932, he became national secretary of the General Workers National Trade Group within the TGWU and in 1935 became assistant general secretary. In 1940 he took over the position of general secretary, following the appointment of Ernest Bevin as a cabinet minister. Deakin's period as general secretary was marked by a consolidation of the powers of executive, occasional serious outbreaks of unofficial strike action among union members and a fierce anti-communist line. Deakin was due to retire in November 1955 but on 1 May 1955 Deakin was addressing a May Day rally at the Corn Exchange in Leicester when he collapsed, he was dead on arrival at hospital.

Deakin was succeeded as general secretary by Jock Tiffin. Newspaper clippings about Arthur Deakin in the 20th Century Press Archives of the ZBW