Oral history of Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd Kent 1980 April 14 (Part 1)
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Dr. Kent discusses his education and how he decided to come to Mesa in 1931 to practice medicine with Dr. Ralph Palmer. He mentions his musical background and how he and Mrs. Kent have supported the Mesa Fine Arts Association. Mrs. Kent describes Mesa when they arrived: a population of 3500 and one square mile bordered by University and Broadway and Mesa Drive and Country Club Blvd. She describes the downtown area and mentions several businesses including First National Bank the Rex Hotel Strauss' Perry's Milano's and Wright's shopping center. Mrs. Kent also talks about the difficulties of having no cooling no water heater and trying to keep the house clean with so many dust storms.