Duncan Arizonan

The Duncan Arizonan chronicles upcoming Fourth of July celebrations in 1911.

DUNCAN — An Arizona history archiving project is adding a touch of local flavor this week with the addition of an early area newspaper.

Last week, the Arizona Memory Project added an additional 40 titles to the collection, and among them was turn-of-the-century newspaper Duncan Arizonian.

Issues dating from 1911 to 1913 are available to view free to the public.

“We chose the Duncan Arizonian because we wanted to fill in some gaps from early territorial newspapers that were not yet digitized and because the Duncan Arizonian reported on Greenlee County, as well as neighboring Graham County,” said Sativa Peterson, NDNP grant project director and news content program manager for the State of Arizona Research Library. “It chronicled Arizona’s transition from a territory to statehood.”

Other historic Greenlee County area newspapers digitized — including papers serving Graham County before Greenlee County was formed — include the Copper Era and Morenci Leader, the Clifton Clarion, the Graham Guardian and Safford Rattler.

The Arizona Memory Project is a source of numerous documents, photographs and media from Arizona’s libraries, historical archives and other assets that chronicles the state’s history and growth. Last year, the Arizona Memory Project added federal materials related to Arizona mines and minerals; national parks, forests and other public lands; and the Colorado River and dams.

Review issues of the Duncan Arizonian, as well as other historical documents, at https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/collection/darizonian/search.

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