Lucius C. Paddock began reporting in the 1870s and acquired the year-old Daily Camera in April 1892. He was editor and publisher until his death in 1940. His son, Alva Paddock, began working for the Camera as a youth and continued until his death in 1961. A.A. also was a founder of the Boulder Historical Society. Together the Paddocks devoted 70 years to reporting and encouraging developments that were good for the Boulder area.