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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 Page37
Description THE TERRITORY'S EARLIEST NEWSPAPERS 1947) was Samuel L. (Dad) Raddon. He first joined the staff as a typesetter in 1881 at age 23 after having worked at the Salt Lake Tribune. Remaining fifteen months, he then returned to the Tribune. But on November 2, 1884 he rejoined the Park City paper and a month later became a partner with Buser. Subsequently he shared ownership with L. E. Camomile and Alf C. Reese; then with his brother, W. A. Raddon, and finally, in 1924 with his eldest son, LePage. It was his son who succeeded him upon his death in 1948 and was publisher of the Record when he suffered a fatal heart attack on January 26, 1956. His widow, Maie, operated the paper until April 12, 1956, selling to H. C. (Mac) McConaughy. During four years from 1960 until 1964, at a time when Park City was struggling economically, the Record was consolidated with the Summit County Bee. It resumed as a single masthead on July 9, 1964, reacting to the business upsurge accompanying the beginning of Treasure Mountain Recreation Area. On October 1, 1976, the paper was purchased by Richard M. and Susan Buys of neighboring Heber City. The Record and Park City's competing publication, The Newspaper, were merged on June 1, 1983 by their respective publishers, the Buys and Jan Wilking. Since the Record was far older than The Newspaper, the co-publishers decided to retain only its banner. On December 30, 1986, the Record was purchased by Diversified Suburban Newspapers, which two years earlier had acquired the Green Sheet group in Murray and the Sentinel papers in Midvale. The publisher was Peter Bernhard, a minority stockholder in Diversified, which was principally owned by Dean Singleton. When Bernhard left Utah not long thereafter, his younger brother, Andy, became the publisher. A resume of Park City's other newspaper ventures is included in Chapter 4. Sam Raddon is numbered among Hall of Fame journalists. < Opposite page - INTER/OR OF THE Park Record shop, circa 1920. Though three are unidentified, publisher Sam (Dad) Raddon is seated before the typewriter and near the telephone at left and Lynx Langford, a longtime employee, is at the Linotype. 37
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Identifier 049-UPA_Page37.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416048
Reference URL