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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 COLORFUL PUBLISHERS -- THEN AND NOW some 20 miles from St. George. He found it possible to print stock market reports and news from 'the States,' as pioneer settlers referred to the land they'd left behind, when the Deseret Telegraph Company lines were extended from Leeds to Silver Reef on March 9, 1877. One of the Echo's earliest telegraphed stories, wired directly from the execution site at not-far-distant Mountain Meadow, concerned the March 23rd execution by firing squad of John D. Lee. The Cedar City man was held responsible for the infamous massacre of a wagon-train party travelling from Arkansas and Missouri to California. The bloody crime had taken place in a grassy, low-lying valley southwest of present-day Cedar City, so that was chosen as the place to carry out the death penalty. In 1879, Johnson sold the Echo and three years later, on June 24, 1882, began a move to Mexico. He got only as far as Arizona, where he died later that year. His Silver Reef paper went into the hands of two equally well-traveled newsmen, brothers Edward and John Pike, and its name was changed to the Miner. It would survive an anti-Mormon label, vigilante attempts to destroy its plant and two libel suits before its death knell was written April 7,1883. The Pikes had earlier established the Corrine Daily Record on February 16, 1877. In the American Newspaper Directory, Corrine was described as "about 70 miles northwest of Salt Lake City, with which it is connected by steamer." Strange verbage, indeed, for the desert on which Mormon pioneers had established their Rocky Mountain territory. But steamers did, indeed, ply Great Salt Lake and Corrine was the northern port. The Record gradually reduced its frequency from daily to semi-weekly to weekly and finally, later in that same year, passed into newspaper obscurity. While Edward Pike left no further tracks on the territory's journalistic records, his brother appeared briefly in a management role at the Salt Lake Democrat from May to October, 1886. He left at a convenient time, for the paper produced its final daily edition on January 2,1887. Annals of Utah's early journalists would have to include the story of controversial Legh (it was pronounced 'Lee') 175
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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 416186
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416186