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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 image/jpeg
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 https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z

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Description THE TERRITORY'S EARLIEST NEWSPAPERS County News at that time, producing it in the Bee plant. The Coalville paper was sold in 1927 to S. D. and C. K. Perry and the Wallace publishing team moved shortly thereafter to the Murray Eagle. The Bee remained in the Perry family until June 7, 1951 when George J. Ferguson purchased it from Walter Perry. Ferguson had cut his weekly newspaper teeth on the Vernal Express and later was connected with the suburban South East Independent and the Murray Eagle before joining the Deseret News staff, where he retired as Business Editor. The Bee was acquired in 1954 by E. L. (Ted) and J. P. (Pat) Heal, co-publishers of the Murray Eagle, and soon thereafter, on August 14, 1954, was sold to Albert W. and Virginia Epperson of Morgan. They had bought the Morgan newspaper eight years earlier. Exactly a year afterward, on August 14, 1955, Albert suffered a fatal heart attack and his widow was then the publisher until selling to Howard W. (Mac) and Louise McConaughy, transplanted Nebraskans, on January 1, 1956. In May, 1974, the McConaughy's son, R. D. (Bud), assumed publishing duties, continuing until the paper was sold to Richard M. and Susan Buys of the Wasatch Wave on October 1, 1976. Albert (Al) Epperson, who but for his untimely death would have become the first Utahn to serve as president of National Editorial Association, is commemorated in the Newspaper Hall of Fame. Vernal Express This Uintah Basin weekly is a continuation, after a change of name, of the Papoose, begun January 2, 1891 by Mrs. Kate Jean Boan. A lady publisher in what was still a frontier area was, needless to say, most unusual. The wife of Amos Boan, a onetime rancher, then storekeeper, she was 32 years of age and had gained journalistic experience on the Salt Lake Tribune staff. After a year she sold the Papoose and within 45
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Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416056
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416056