Parran was planned in 1902 as a telegraph station on the Southern Pacific's re-routed line thru Hazen. In anticipation of this, the Kinney Saline Deposits Association began construction on salt works nearby. Parran's post office opened January 29, 1910.

The Kinney salt works only lasted about seven or eight years, and primarily shipped to area farmers. The International Salt Company made small productions at Parran in 1911 and 1912 under a lease from the Desert Crystal Salt Company. Parran's post office closed on July 31, 1913.

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