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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
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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 Page55
Description SOME SUCCEEDED; MANY MORE DIDN'T papers were laboriously handset in 1893, but that system was much better than handwriting since reproductions could be made from the type whereas a second copy of a "manuscript" publication was created in the same way as the original. A brighter future was on the horizon, though, for in that year the Tribune was first utilizing Ottmar Mergenthaler's remarkable invention, the Linotype, which had been introduced to the printing industry only seven years earlier. It was a "mixed bag," for typesetters found themselves out of a job even though speed of production increased dramatically. Our Dixie Times in St. George began publication at the outset of 1868. It was handset and printed on a press and in understandable pride its editor, Joseph E. Johnson, wrote: "The establishment of a printing press in St. George is the inauguration of a new era; to establish the printing press so far inland, and in settlements so new and destitute of means to sustain it has not been small or light..." Re-named the Rio Virgin Times, the paper struggled until November 24, 1868, then, like numerous similar printing ventures, it ceased publication. More about St. George newspapers, from the Times' first successors to the most recent publications, will be found later in this chapter. No resume of Utah's earliest papers would be complete without noting another begun in 1868 -- on October 30th, to be precise. It was the first Utah-dated Frontier Index, which came off the press at Bear River City. A volume could be written about this "newspaper on wheels," published by Legh R. Freeman. It had followed construction of the Union Pacific Railroad for hundreds of miles from Ft. Kearny in central Nebraska, to the end of track-laying. Though the Index soon disappeared, Freeman and his wife, Ada, would later launch and publish the Ogden Freeman from June 18, 1875 until its demise in 1879. Utah Territory experienced a veritable eruption of publications prior to the turn of the century, most of which expired almost as quickly as they'd begun. Alphabetically, by the communities in which they appeared, they were: 55
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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 416066
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416066