Oral history interview with Boyd Rogers 1980 February (Part 1)
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Rogers tells of his family's move to Mesa in the late 1800s to settle. His grandfather Chancy Foster Rogers homesteaded 80 acres at the southwest corner of Alma School Road and University where Rogers was born in 1900. He tells several stories about the Rogers brothers and their homesteading days. Rogers talks about his school days including a time when he fell off the swings and broke both arms. He mentions home remedies and the value of a dollar in those days. He also describes his family's first car-- a 1913 Model T Ford that had three foot peddles but no accelerator pedal. Rogers and his wife were very active in the Mormon church and he talks about their activities including Sunday school serving in the Elder's Quorum and being a temple worker.