Category Archives: Mormons

Winslow: The Meteor City Is Still In Motion In 1876, the LDS church called missionary families to colonize the relatively unpopulated Little Colorado River valley in northeastern Arizona. They were to establish towns along a transportation corridor down the eastern … Continue reading

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Mesa Replaced Farms With Charm To Become Arizona’s Third Largest City Like most cities in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Mesa profited from an agriculturally based economy until after World War Two. But military bases established nearby during the war stimulated … Continue reading

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ABC Arizona Communities Eagar: “The Home of the Dome” Was a Late Bloomer. Shortly after the creation of Arizona Territory Hispanic families from New Mexico moved to what is now southern Apache County to sell grain and hay to the … Continue reading

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