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Weekly Journal-Miner Archive

  • Prescott, Arizona
  • 18641922

About

Established in 1864, the Republican Fort Whipple Arizona Miner began as a semimonthly newspaper owned by then Territorial Secretary Richard McCormick and published by Tisdale A. Hand. That same year, McCormick moved the paper to Prescott, the designated capital of Arizona Territory, and bought the very first town-site lot. According to William H. Lyon in Those Old Yellow Dog Days: Frontier Journalism in Arizona, 1859-1912, McCormick established the paper as "the creature of the new territorial government." And yet, through the initial rapid succession of editors, the paper tended to avoid political content. Other than announcing Lincoln's reelection as president, the Miner barely noted politics beyond the announcing the meeting of the territorial legislature. All that changed, however, when former prospector John H. Marion took the helm as proprietor and editor of the Miner in 1867. Under his ownership, the paper became a bitter partisan tool. Marion was known for being a proud Democrat, a staunch defender of Arizona, a true "frontier" editor, and his own man; but Marion was also known to be a heavy drinker with a combative and racist perspective that made itself known through his often aggressive and biting criticism of others. Lyon made note of this when he wrote that Marion intended the Miner to be both "The Official Paper of Arizona" and an "Organ of the White People of Arizona."  

Archive Info

  • 14,582
  • Prescott, Arizona
  • 18641922

Paper History

  • Arizona Miner
  • Arizona weekly journal-miner
  • Weekly Arizona journal-miner
  • The Weekly Arizona Miner
  • Arizona Weekly Miner

Source Information

Weekly Journal-Miner, 1886–1922 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: March 15, 2018

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Archive Info

  • 14,582
  • Prescott, Arizona
  • 18641922

Paper History

  • Arizona Miner
  • Arizona weekly journal-miner
  • Weekly Arizona journal-miner
  • The Weekly Arizona Miner
  • Arizona Weekly Miner

Source Information

Weekly Journal-Miner, 1886–1922 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: March 15, 2018