April 10, 2017

Arizona Tempe Mission

Erin (Arizona Tempe Mission)

–Paraphrased from Erin’s mission interview–

Mormon Settlers in Arizona

Something interesting is that a lot of Mormons settled some of the towns in Arizona. There’s a lot of members there. My first area was Gilbert, which started out as a farming community of Mormon settlers and then grew into the large city that it is today. Another area was Show Low, up in the mountains. There’s a lot of small towns and villages that families or groups of families founded a few hundred years ago. Each town, being so far away from the city, has its own unique culture and personality.