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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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Title ChapterFour-Page51
Description CHAPTER FOUR Some Succeeded; Many More Didn't The territory's first paper, The Deseret News, was, for eight years, its only publication. Then, on November 6, 1858, The Valley Tan originated at Camp Floyd under the direction of Kirk Anderson. Its official title was, in fact, "Kirk Anderson's Valley Tan." The name was interesting and, as Anderson predicted it would, "excited some curiosity." He explained in the initial edition, "Valley Tan was first applied to the leather made in this Territory in contradistinction to the imported article from the States; it gradually began to apply to every article made or manufactured or produced in the Territory, and means in the strictest sense Home Manufactures, (sic) until it has entered and become an indispensable word in our Utah vernacular." Some observers would later contend the verbage applied even more to another Valley Tan, the product of a distillery in the valley. "Which was named for the other is a sealed secret," wrote S. A. Kenner in Utah As It Is, his historical treatise. "They were, however, properly endowed for a name in common, both being long range paralyzers," he added. Valley Tan led a hectic two-year existence during which it was labelled, "a rabid anti-Mormon weekly" and was the subject of a Legislative resolution calling it "a libelous and scurrilous sheet." Its founder departed for the East in mid-May, 1859 shortly after he was confronted by an angry group on a downtown Salt Lake City street. As he described it, ". . . at least eight men in number, armed with guns and who as we approached within a few feet of them cocked their guns and placed themselves directly in front of us in a hostile manner. One of the number fired a pistol. " The incident evidently convinced Anderson that his health was more important than expressing editorial opinions and John Hartnett forthwith became pub- 51
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Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
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Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416062
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416062