Oral history interview with Pete Guerrero 1979 April 20
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Mr. Guerrero came to Mesa in 1914 at the age of 18 and has lived at 37 N. Mesa Drive for 65 years. He describes the area surrounding his home the streets and the evolution of transportation in Mesa. He recalls the Stanley Steamer automobile owned by Mr. Spillsbury the co-owner of LeSueur-Spillsbury Department Store where Mr. Guerrero worked at one time. Because Mr. Guerrero could speak English Spanish and the Indian dialect he was hired to help Mr. Fred Bracket in the A&B Grocery Store. He mentions Franklin School and remembers that the foundation for the school was being laid when he arrived in Mesa. Later Franklin school was used as a hospital during the 1918 influenza epidemic. He also mentions that his father-in-law Gumercindo Castro was one of the wagon team freighters for the Roosevelt Dam construction.