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Amusements -- Mesa (Ariz.) -- History

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Oral history of Lucille Peterson Hanson, 1985 January 10, 2006 March

Identifier: MSM02-46
Abstract Hanson begins by telling the story of her parents' move to Mesa at the request of Brigham Young; they were asked to help ?colonize? the area. Her father, Hyrum Smith Peterson, served as the Town Marshall of Mesa, but was killed while serving in office. She talks about becoming a teacher and marrying Thomas Franklin Riggs, a blacksmith. Hanson discusses plays, parks, dances, and other things residents of Mesa had for entertainment. She describes dealing with the hot weather, medicine, and...
Dates: 1985 January 10; Digitization: 2006 March

Oral history of Zelma Miller, 1985 October, 2006 March

Identifier: MHM2005-027-025-1
Abstract Miller tells of her family's move, when she was 14 years old, to the Gilbert area to farm. She describes her schooling, some of the area's fairs and parades, going to the movies, and other things they did for entertainment. She talks about medicine, home remedies, and how her entire family was ill during the flu epidemic of 1918. She recalls that Mesa's streets began to be paved around 1918 and that her father's first car was a ?Grant.? Miller talks about her daily home life and then...
Dates: 1985 October; Digitization: 2006 March