“You know you know this one”
Lehi Roller Mills was founded in 1906 by a co-op of farmers. George G. Robinson purchased the mill in 1910, and since then it has remained in the family. It is run today by grandson R. Sherman Robinson. At the turn the 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, and the mill produces some 100,000 pounds of flour each day. Lehi Roller Mills was immortalized in the 1984 production of Footloose. It was featured as Ren McCormack's (Kevin Bacon) workplace and as the site of the dance. At the time the film was made, Lehi Roller Mills was surrounded by nothing but vacant fields. In one scene, the Reverend Shaw Moore (John Lithgow) and his wife Vi Moore (Dianne Wiest) keep a wary eye on the proceedings while standing in a field some distance away. The area is now home to a variety of fast food restaurants and a shopping center.
Literally right off the highway so you should stop in. Aside from the fact it was in Footloose, the place is a really awesome flour mill. The smell alone is worth popping in. The young man working the counter was friendly and more than happy to talk about the movie stuff. I bought a flour sack for $5 so I didn't take up his time for nothing, plus who else can say they have a flour sack from Kevin Bacon's place of employment? You can, if you stop in.
Definitely worth a stop if happen to be in the area. Get out of your car, crank the stereo & "kick off your Sunday shoes" like you're Kevin Bacon.
Still a working mill. I love getting my flour and other baking staples from there.
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Lehi Roller Mills
- Mon - Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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