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Oral history interview with Dr. Martin Fronske June 24 1974. 1974 June 24

An oral history interview with Dr. Matin Fronske conducted June 24 1974 includes the following topics: changes in Flagstaff over time regional attractions including Walnut Canyon the Pierces…

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Oral history interview with Harry Eric Matson 1984. 1984

Mr. Matson was born in 1924 and was a long term railroad man. He was born and raised in the lumber camps of the Saginaw Company. He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad in and around Williams and…

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Oral history interview with Lin Werner 1977 May 18 (Part 2)

Werner an important civic leader in Mesa was born in Harrisonburg Virginia in 1901. He came to Mesa in 1925 when the J.C. Penney Company transferred him. Werner talks about his career with…

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Oral history of Lelah Schornick 1976 May 5 (Part 1)

Schornick tells of her family's move to Mesa from Cherryville Kansas in 1909 to help her father's bronchiectasis. She recalls crops grown in those days: almonds peaches cantaloupe citrus…

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Oral history interview with Boyd Rogers 1980 February (Part 2)

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…

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Oral history of Harriet Palmer McCarter 1979 April 12

McCarter who was born at Roosevelt Dam tells of her father coming to Arizona in 1902 and becoming the 43rd registered physician in the state. She mentions that the Historical Museum is publishing a…

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Oral history interview with John Lovell Hibbert 1981 (Part 2)

Hibbert was born in Mesa at corner of Morris and Second Avenue and married Ruth Hansen in 1932 at the Arizona Temple. He describes what Mesa was like growing up with no running water no electricity…

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Oral history interview with Mrs. Frank Gibson 1980 May 1

Gibson recounts her childhood in Mesa where her family settled in the late 1800s. She was born and lived at 42 S. Center where the first Mormon Church is now. Mrs. Gibson had diphtheria as a child…

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Oral history interview with Marjorie Entz 1980 March 17 (Part 2)

Entz born in Illinois came to Mesa Arizona at the age of four to recover from pneumonia. She describes life in Mesa including the transition from horse and buggy to car. She recalls early downtown…

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Oral history interview with Mary Strauch 1985 (Part 1)

Strauch begins by telling of her father's journey to Salt Lake City Utah where she grew up. She talks about her brother who was a successful anthropologist. Strauch tells the story of her…

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Oral history interview with Marjorie Entz 1980 March 17 (Part 1)

Entz born in Illinois came to Mesa Arizona at the age of four to recover from pneumonia. She describes life in Mesa including the transition from horse and buggy to car. She recalls early downtown…

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Oral history of Norris and Margaret Steverson 1984 July 9 (Side B)

Mr. Steverson was born in Mesa in 1910 at the corner of Main and Sirrine in the Territory of Arizona and lived in many different places including Yuma El Paso Florida and Mexico City Mexico. He gives…

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Oral history of Ida Ione Pomeroy Johnson 1979 April 23 (Side B)

A member of the prominent Pomeroy family Johnson was born in Mesa in 1896 at Robson and Second Ave. Her father was the first Mormon Bishop of Mesa and one of her distant cousins served as Mesa's…

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Oral history interview with Ms. Veora Johnson 2001 April 19 (Part 2)

Johnson details her education in Texas and tells of her move to Mesa Arizona to teach public school. She discusses the history of the Mesa school system during segregation and after. She describes…

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Oral history of Louetta Freeman 2002 September 7

Freeman tells the story of her families move to Arizona in 1927 in a covered wagon. She talks about her father's experience as a school bus driver driving relatively long distances to pick up…

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Oral history interview with John and Betty Rhodes 1996 (Part 3)

This oral history interview was conducted simultaneously on videotape as raw footage. Selections were made for the video presentation.

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