Barnes, Will C. Arizona
Place Names University of Arizona Press. 1997.
"In 1900 the name of this location as it appeared on a map of the Pioneer Mining District was Hastings, but the name changed in that year due to the work of George Lobb, who laid out a town site for a community to be called Superior because of the existence of the town depended upon the operations of the Arizona and Lake Superior Mining Company. By 1904 Superior had many tents, several primitive board homes, a store, boarding house, blacksmith shop, and a post office with Lobb as postmaster. With the construction of a huge smelter in 1914 by the Magma Copper Company, the future of Superior in the roster of Arizona communities was secured to last as long as copper ores continued to be fed into the smelter. In 1981, the smelter closed down. PO est Nov 19, 1902, George Lobb pm."
Barnes, Will C.; Granger, Byrd (ed.) Arizona's names : X marks the place Falconer Pub. Co. : distributed by Treasure Chest Publications, c1983. P. 596
City Profile-Arizona Department of Commerce
Local Government Website
Books/Manuscripts found in the ASU Library Catalog
Superior, Arizona centennial, 1882-1982 / [Betty Garrido, editor].
F819 .S8 S8x
Silver, copper and sweat [videorecording] : the story of Superior /
BHP ; written by Paul John ; produced by Sterling Productions.
F819.S8 S55 2001 VIDEO
Items on the Arizona and Southwest Index
CE EPH MCPM-6
CE EPH DTO-SUPERIOR-Newsclippings
CE EPH MR-23
Lockwood Decision, Lobb vs Avenente, 1916
FE EPH GCO-PN.1