Newspapers of Sanpete County

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 12
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1980
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324024
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Title Newspapers of Sanpete County
Description NEWSPAPERS tF SANPETE COUNTY Eleanor P. Madsen Ephraim, Utah Professional Division First HLace Historical Essay "When the last editorial is Britten And. the ink is smoothly dried; When the papers have been folded And addressed and wrapped and tied; When these two who stood together, Though days were dull or bright, Will have closed the office door at last For the long, eternal night; Kay the thoughts and words and phrases Of the things they dared to say Be their unquestioned "press card* In that land of endless day.-l1 This poem night well be a eulogy to all the editors of early Sanpete newspapers. We picture two toiling together with laborious hand methods, the only available tools in those early days before the turn of the century, when every letter was set separately, all the Inking done by hand, and the press operated by hand or foot power. The old print shops are nov forgotten as newer and faster methods have replaced the archaic ones. Even the Linotype is now becoming obsolete as more modern, electric machinery performs many tasks with minimum effort for the editor atil his staff. Survey after survey has proven that no other medium is so "thoroughly read or listened to as the hometown paper. Indeed, since April 24, 1885, when the Home Sentinel, the first newspaper published In Hanti by Janes T. Jakeman,^ residents have eagerly scanned local publications for personal and social items, odd bits of national and state happenings, and other copyrighted material. Three items taken from the first editions have a bit of humor for the reader today. "Salt Lakers are having strawberries and cream and our Manti, Ft. Green Itemsi "The stores of this "burg are paying 6 cents per dozen for eggs and 42 cents per bushel for wheat." ¦Vide brimmed hats are very fine as substitutes for umbrellas In the sun; but people do say they are out of place on the front seats of the theatre. He (she) whom the coat fits let him put It -5-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 12
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 323972
Reference URL