Mormon Settlers in Mesa, Arizona
In 1878, Mormon pioneers traveled from Idaho and Utah to settle in Arizona. Determined to build a Mormon community, they settled on a… read more
In 1878, Mormon pioneers traveled from Idaho and Utah to settle in Arizona. Determined to build a Mormon community, they settled on a raised area of land. It was Mesa where they began to build their homes and farms and within a year had a growing Mormon settlement complete with a school. Hear Mormon practitioner David Udall talk about the history of the Mormon community and its impact on the city of Mesa.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Mesa, Arizona, on March 4-7 to feature the history and literary life of the community.*Working with the Cox Communications local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.*The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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