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Nogales International Archive 

  • Nogales, Arizona
  • 19251947

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In October 1882, a silver spike was placed to mark what was called the "wedding of the rails," that connected the U.S. and Mexico at the sister cities of Nogales, Sonora, and Nogales, Arizona, or Ambos Nogales (Alma Ready, Nogales, Arizona, 1880-1980 Centennial Anniversary). Multiple newspapers appeared from 1885 onward, from early titles like the The Oasis to the Nogales Morning Democrat. On May 25, 1925, the International, printed in the former home of the Oasis and the Democrat, was started by Publisher and Editor Craig Pottinger. He described it as "The People's Paper" in the first issue. The front page announced "A New Newspaper and a New Boy," as Pottinger's son "made his debut into this vale of printer's ink at the exact time The International went to press." Years later, Pottinger recounted in an interview in the Arizona Republic: "'That was a pretty hectic night'...'Craig was born just before daylight, but somehow we managed to get the paper out before breakfast.'" Pottinger had extensive experience in the newspaper business, founding the Northern Arizona Leader, running the short-lived Phoenix Evening News, and serving as editor of the Nogales Herald and the Nogales Democrat.

Archive Info

  • 8,954
  • Nogales, Arizona
  • 19251947

Source Information

Nogales International, 1926–1947 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: November 3, 2022

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Nicholas Bercich obituary 21 Oct 1939

Nicholas Bercich obituary 21 Oct 1939

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Nick's Bercich sheriff 1939

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Archive Info

  • 8,954
  • Nogales, Arizona
  • 19251947

Source Information

Nogales International, 1926–1947 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: November 3, 2022