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In Loving Memory Of Gardner Village Founder Nancy Long
Wednesday Dec 21 2022
As this year comes to a close, we find ourselves reflecting on more than just the past 12 months. Our entire Gardner Village history is top of mind with the recent passing of our fearless founder, Nancy Long.   As sad as this loss is, we take comfort in the fact that ...

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Celebrate Utah History and Experience It
Wednesday Jul 20 2022
At Gardner Village, we have serious Pioneer Day pride. After all, we’re home to one of the earliest flour mills in Utah, built by Archibald Gardner, a Scottish immigrant and early Utah pioneer. Gardner Village owners, Angie Gerdes and Joe Long, consider it a tremendous honor to now be the keepers of ...

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A Sweet Piece of Utah History at Chocolate Covered Wagon
Wednesday Jul 6 2022
Did you know you can see the Great Salt Lake from space? Did you also know ALL taffy pulled at Chocolate Covered Wagon is made from salt taken from this great Utah landmark?   Since July is a month to celebrate not only our national history but also our state origins, we thought now ...

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Gardner Village Comes Full Circle
Wednesday May 4 2022
It’s often said one shouldn’t reinvent the wheel. That isn’t the case at Gardner Village. Where wheels once turned to power one of the earliest flour mills in Utah, they now turn to both honor that history and add to the historic atmosphere. The MILL-ion Dollar Idea Okay, so perhaps Nancy Long’s ...

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Celebrating 41 Years of Connections and Memories Made
Wednesday May 12 2021
It's our 41st year in business! While the big 4-1 isn't your typical milestone, it feels extra significant, as it seems to be a year focused on connection. If there’s one thing we’ve learned these past four decades, it’s that business is about so much more than profit margins and inventory. The people who ...

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A NEW Scavenger Hunt to Celebrate Old Glory and Utah History
Wednesday Jul 3 2019
Just in time for the July 4th holiday, Gardner Village has released a brand new historical scavenger hunt.    Download your FREE scavenger hunt here. Follow the clues on the waterwheel to find your answers. With all ten in place, it’s payoff time — free, freshly-pulled salt water taffy from Chocolate Covered Wagon. ...

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A Unique Way to Experience Pioneer Day
Wednesday Jul 11 2018
Every day is Pioneer Day at Gardner Village. After all, in 1853, one of the original Utah Mormon pioneers, Archibald Gardner, built the mill that currently sits at the heart of The Village. What was once an industrious flour mill in Utah is now home to Archibald’s Restaurant and CF Home. The ...

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Do more than celebrate our history, experience it!
Thursday Jun 28 2018
It’s no secret Gardner Village values our history and preserving the past. Much time and energy went into relocating the old buildings that now call The Village home. Seeing the sampling of Utah history in one spot is special!    The focus is easily on the structures, but the look back in ...

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Experience a History Lesson and a Fun Family Outing
Wednesday Jun 27 2018
Calling all history buffs (and families looking for something unusual, free, and fun to do this summer!). School may be out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give your kiddos an undercover history lesson, disguised as a day of play. Take a trip through Utah’s history with the newly-updated Gardner ...

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A Link to the Past: Archibald Gardner's Granddaughter
Tuesday Jan 9 2018
“Archibald Gardner, the mill builder, was known as the poor man’s friend.” Ruth Widdison Dawson read these words with great pride in her voice. “God never placed a truer man on earth. A sturdy oak standing alone in the field. A giant among men.” She was reading from The Life ...

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From a Tiny Newspaper Ad Came Utah's Time Capsule
Tuesday Aug 15 2017
Gardner Village wasn’t always the "village" you see today. There was a time it was an old flour mill, sitting on otherwise open land.    It took founder Nancy Long’s vision, much hard work, and even a small newspaper ad to make The Village what it is today. Yes, a classified! This ...

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Celebrate Pioneer Day with a Step Back in Time
Tuesday Jul 11 2017
July is an extra special month in Utah. Not only do we celebrate our independence as a nation, but we also honor our state’s unique history. At Gardner Village, we’re all for shouting hip-hip-hooray on July 24th in celebration of our pioneer heritage. After all, we have one of the original ...

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Happy Pioneer Day: Utah History at Gardner Village
Tuesday Jul 19 2016
This Pioneer Day, we pause to remember one of Utah's original pioneers, Archibald Gardner. Not only is he a rich part of Gardner Village history but also state history. Gardner helped settle Utah in 1847 and later went on to open the first flour mill in West Jordan, Utah, in 1853. Gardner had ...

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