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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 UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION The Utah County town was then without a newspaper until April 25, 1901 when John R. Wallis, who would carve for himself a niche in the Utah Newspaper Hall of Fame, began the Advance. Though he produced what contemporaries labelled "an exceptionally fine newspaper," Wallis closed the doors on July 11, 1901, editorializing: "We regret to make this announcement, but after publishing for 12 weeks at considerable loss, without making any headway with a subscription list, we have reluctantly come to the conclusion that it would avail nothing to publish any longer." Less than two years later, on May 27, 1903, the present-day Citizen was born. And for a brief period of time was contested by the Tri-City Times, published by James T. Jakeman. It expired swiftly and the Citizen was then produced by W. D. Loveless until 1915 when L. W. Gaisford and S. W. (Will) Ross became its co-publishers. Though its front page banner identified it with American Fork, it also contained departments for both Pleasant Grove and Lehi. In 1919 Gaisford became the sole owner and November 24, 1923, he was succeeded by A. F. Gaisford and his son, A. Frank. The paper remained in the family until June 3, 1963. On that date, E. Russell Innes of the neighboring Lehi Free Press bought the property upon the retirement of Frank Gaisford. Innes would sell it some fifteen years later, on January 1, 1979, to Newtah, Inc., a California-based corporation headed by the late Robert Cribb. Newtah, in turn, was sold on March 1, 1982 to Brett Bezzant, an area native who changed the corporate name to Newtah News Group. During subsequent years he has produced prize-winning papers in Pleasant Grove and Lehi as well as American Fork. For a period of time prior to World War I, James W. Kirkham published the American Fork Leader, which unfortunately has not been preserved in files or on microfilm. The same problem exists with the Lehi Banner, which Kirkham also published. "The files do not seem to have been preserved," historian J. Cecil Alter records. "We were informed that 'only Jim Kirkham and God know where they went.' Jim 80
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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 416091
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416091