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La Paz History

The town of La Paz, Arizona was established in 1862. This short lived mining town was named after the Spanish word for peace. The town soon devolved into a ghost town.

In May 1863 a Confederate minuteman named William "Frog" Edwards attacked two US Army soldiers in La Paz. The La Paz Incident made this town named for peace the western most confrontation in the US Civil War. [source: Wikipedia drawn 3/2014]

The county of La Paz was established in 1983 when voters in the rural areas chose to break from the more densely populated Yuma. After the secession, Arizona changed the laws to make it more difficult to break up counties.

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