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Arizona Weekly Citizen Archive

  • Tucson, Arizona
  • 18701897

About

The weekly Arizona Citizen, published by surveyor General John Wasson, arrived on the Tucson scene in 1870. Although Wasson publicly insisted that the Citizen was a successful business proposition, according to William H. Lyon in Those Old Yellow Dog Days: Frontier Journalism in Arizona, 1859-1912, Wasson viewed the newspaper business as a means of supporting and promoting federal officeholders in the territory. Due to his position as surveyor general, Wasson often left the daily operations of the newspaper to others, including his printer, Rollin C. Brown. After Anson Pacely Killen Safford left as governor, possibly reducing Wasson's political favor, and after the territorial capital moved back to Prescott in 1877, taking with it revenue from public printing, Wasson sold the Citizen to former San Carlos Indian agent John P. Clum. Brown stayed on as the paper's foreman after the Citizen was relocated to Florence. When Florence failed to boom as expected, Clum moved the weekly newspaper back to Tucson in 1878. While the weekly Citizen continued publication, he started the Daily Arizona Citizen in 1879.

Archive Info

  • 10,292
  • Tucson, Arizona
  • 18701897

Source Information

Arizona Weekly Citizen, 1880–1897 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: July 31, 2023

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Judge Harrison

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Tucson, Arizona
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Archive Info

  • 10,292
  • Tucson, Arizona
  • 18701897

Source Information

Arizona Weekly Citizen, 1880–1897 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: July 31, 2023