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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 Page74
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION intermittently until August 14, 1874. Neither met the specifics of newspapering, though, for Alter's Early Utah Journalism comments, "Like its chimerical, juvenile predecessor, it was not exactly a newspaper." Still, its publisher was to be commended for trying to maintain a periodical which depended entirely on outside sources for newsprint and was frequently halted for weeks at a time when it was unavailable. On June 14, 1878, Carpenter unveiled The Union, which he described in these words: "A first class newspaper which we hope the Union will be. Heretofore the people of St. George and vicinity have been very negligent in encouraging a home paper. The products of the country will be taken in payment when cash cannot be paid. The paper used for the Union is homemade and was manufactured at Salt Lake City." Like his previous efforts, the Union appeared spasmodically, was relocated to Blooming-ton, then returned to St. George and finally, on May 19, 1898, ceased publication. Meanwhile, however, the determined journalist of Utah's Dixie briefly produced in 1879 a daily publication, the St. George Evening Telegram. It was truly a newspaper and though small in size reflected printing competence. Its editorial content was taken from wires of the Deseret Telegraph Company, which had opened from Salt Lake City to St. George in 1867, primarily for the use of LDS Church president Brigham Young, who wintered in the warmer desert climate. The first issue was on Tuesday, April 8, 1879; the last was 23 days later. Carpenter then returned to production of The Union and with its demise disappeared from the ranks of Utah's newsmen. The Juvenile had been preceded in 1868 by Our Dixie Times, published by Joseph E. Johnson, a veteran publisher with extensive experience in Nebraska. After inaugurating the publication on January 22, 1868, he struggled to stay afloat, like Carpenter fighting the constant shortage of newsprint and evidently unlike his youthful competitor, experiencing considerable difficulty in finding and keeping competent printers. On May 13, 1868, Johnson announced he was changing the name to the Rio Virgin Times. On October 28th, he revised 74
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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 416085
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416085