The Gadsden Rattler, edited by Rosalie Stafford, is headquartered in Yuma, part of the historic Gadsden Purchase of 1853/1854. Under the terms of this agreement, the United States paid Mexico ten million dollars (currency backed by gold) for a portion of Mexico comprising just under thirty thousand square miles. This territory later became part of southern Arizona and New Mexico.

Commemorative stamp issued 1953

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By Rosalie Stafford

Editor of The Gadsden Rattler

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