Latter-Day Saints in Mesa (Images of America) (Paperback)

Latter-Day Saints in Mesa (Images of America) By D. L. Turner, Catherine H. Ellis Cover Image

Latter-Day Saints in Mesa (Images of America) (Paperback)

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The city of Mesa initially began with a tiny colonizing expedition sent from Utah by leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1876. These devoted pioneers and others who followed faced an arduous trek, oppressive heat, and drought but persevered in their mandate. Two years later, Andrew S. Gibbons predicted the Salt River Valley would become the garden spot of Arizona, noting a climate well adapted to raising grapes, cotton, sugar cane, oranges, and olives. Agriculture became the foundation of the town of Lehi, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, and the city of Mesa, now the third-largest municipality in the state of Arizona. This retrospective highlights both the growth of the church in Mesa and the unique experiences of its members from those early days to the modern era.

Product Details ISBN: 9780738558578
ISBN-10: 0738558575
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: March 2nd, 2009
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America