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Title UPA A Century Later
Subject Newspapers; Newspaper publishing; Journalism
Creator Utah Press Association
Publisher Utah Press Association
Contributors Cornwell, J. M.
Date 1996
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Identifier PN4844.U8 U8 1996
Source Original Book: UPN A Century Later
Language eng
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2005, University of Utah. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution University of Utah
Source Physical Dimensions 14 cm x 21.5 cm
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor
ARK ark:/87278/s6319w0z
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416710
Reference URL

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Title Page600
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION June 19, 1898 during which its recently-occupied plant was completely destroyed, along with newly-installed equipment. Notwithstanding, the Record didn't miss a single publication ~ thanks to what its publisher termed "a little help from its friends." The Salt Lake Herald offered the use of its plant, a gift in "Dad's" words "gladly accepted." He editorially explained, "The free use of any and all departments of this mammoth daily was placed at our disposal." The fire was one of Park City's all-time major stories. It virtually eliminated the mining town's business district and even in reporting the blaze and its aftermath, the Record operated from a tent. It also published under Raddon's direction through two major depressions, more than a few "economic slumps" in the mining industry and three wars. Ben Mortensen, paid this tribute to the Record in compiling the history of the paper: "In looking back over the many years, the Park Record has served well the town of Park City. It has lived through depressions, fires, fierce competition and everything that the town itself has survived. It offers a vivid picture of two-fisted journalism in the days of the early west and mining days in Utah and how it had to fight for survival. "Today the people of Park City look to the Record as their source of news. To these people the Raddon family was, is and always will be, the Park Record. The paper continues today as a symbol of the changes in journalism and how a paper under fine leadership can survive those changes." Certainly Mr. Mortensen captured the spirit of both Sam Raddon and the Record. His goal was to produce the best paper possible and so far as financial means permitted he did so. On October 20, 1888 he unveiled an 8-column folio with all four pages "home print." In the time of "boiler-plate" in Western journalism ~ copy produced and printed elsewhere which was used to augment news and advertising locally-developed -having an entirely home-produced paper was no small achievement. Nor did the Record fail to thoroughly cover the news of its community. An April 30, 1892 shooting resulted in 600
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Identifier 606-UPA_Page600.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 416611
Reference URL