Rhoton begins by describing his childhood in Shumway Arizona where his parents settled in 1888. He discusses his 51-year career as a teacher in Arizona 24 of which were in Mesa. He talks about the schools in Mesa the unification of several small school districts in the area and names several teachers and principals. He mentions attending the dedication of the Mormon Temple in 1927. Rhoton talks about courting his wife and marrying her in Holbrook Arizona in 1917. He also describes the car accident that killed his wife in 1980. Rhoton mentions some businesses in Mesa talks about his activities in the Mormon Church and describes some of the changes in transportation he has seen in his life.