PHOENIX – The Parker Post, the first newspaper from La Paz County, is now available on the Arizona Memory Project. While the newspaper was published between 1910 and 1918, Parker was actually a part of Yuma County until voters approved the creation of La Paz County in 1983. The newspaper highlighted the copper mining industry in and around Parker, as well as political and local news in the years leading up to and including World War I.
“We felt that this area of the state had been geographically under-represented in our historical digital collection. With the addition of The Parker Post we now have newspapers digitized from each of Arizona’s 15 counties,” says NDNP Grant Project Director and News Content Program Manager for the State of Arizona Research Library Sativa Peterson.
This digital collection includes issues from 1911 through 1918, including a 16-page special mining edition that was shipped to cities all across the United States. The Parker Post will be available indefinitely and can be viewed for free on any digital device at https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/collection/parkerpost.
For questions about this or any digital collection, or for cultural institutions interested in sharing collections on the Arizona Memory Project, contact [email protected].
The Arizona Memory Project provides free online access to the wealth of primary sources in Arizona archives, museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions. The Arizona Memory Project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.