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All about Washington, Utah

Thousands of people left their homes in the East to come to Northern Utah to find a new life for themselves and their families. The trek out West was a long and challenging journey and took five months to travel the 2,000 miles by ox-drawn wagon. 

From this weary group, thirty-eight southern families were asked to travel to Southern Utah to grow cotton. Originally from Mississippi, Alabama, Virginia, Texas, Tennessee, and the Carolinas, it was called the Cotton Mission, or the Southern Mission. Washington, Utah was the first town established in the Virgin river basin to colonize the land to grow cotton. 

These pioneers from the South knew how to grow cotton, or at least had seen it grown. They were the forerunners of what would become known as “Utah’s Dixie”– named by the Southerners, who were homesick for the lives they had left. The name soon spread to the surrounding areas known as “Utah’s Dixie” today.

Living and working in Washington, Utah

Today Washington, Utah is a thriving suburban/rural mix city attractive to retirees, young professionals, and families. 

Washington has a great climate and unique outdoor activities to enjoy. It’s located near Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Cedar Breaks, Canyonlands, and Arches National Park. Sand Hollow Reservoir is very close by, and the picturesque Lake Powell, only a couple of hours away.

The city draws golfers from all over the West because of its course design and difficulty. Many golf visitnaments are held each year for professionals and amateurs alike.

To sum up, Washington city is where young families thrive, retirees flourish, and visitors return time and time again to enjoy the mild weather, incredible landscapes, and peaceful lifestyle.

Spring Gardens Senior Living near Washington, Utah

Washington, Utah, is ideal for seniors with the beautiful weather, stunning red rock landscapes, and plenty of entertainment options. Award-winning Spring Gardens Senior Living offers the assisting living, and memory care for seniors in Washington County.

Here at Spring Gardens, we understand that each person has different preferences and needs. Our residents are involved in many activities inside and outside of our community. Our full-time nurse staff provides our residents the best care possible. 

Staheli Family Farm near Spring Gardens Senior Living

Less than 5 miles down the road from Spring Gardens Senior Living is Staheli Family Farm. This farm isn’t just a place where cows live or simply where food grows, but a place where real life happens since 1898.

Today the farm is slightly different from when it started with Great-great-grandpa Frank, but somehow it still feels the same. They continue to plant seeds and care for crops and animals and plant new ideas and cultivate a new way of farming that helps grow and enrich the community. 

There are a myriad of activities for  families to enjoy in the autumn months. Don’t miss out on the pumpkin patch, corn maze, the ever-popular Field of Screams, and the Trick or Treat Trail. Word has it that there is a bit of a zombie problem in the cornfield. But if taking out the living dead with paintball guns is not your thing, simply relax by the fire and enjoy some s’mores amongst friends. 

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