John Gutekunst, a journalist for the Parker Pioneer of Parker, AZ, wrote about the long history of how things got to be as they are now in Quartzsite. Thank you John, for putting things into perspective. The link to his article is below.
Parker, Arizona is located about 35 miles just up the road from Quartzsite on State Route 95. The Parker Pioneer is the only official newspaper in La Paz County. (Free papers are not recognized by the state as official newspapers. Qualifications require certain percentages to be paid subscriptions, rack sales, and a myriad of other requirements, etc.)