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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 controversial is this comment of the Salt Lake Daily Reporter earlier in 1868: "The Frontier Index says it is the mouthpiece of the Wyoming Democracy. We were mistaken, badly mistaken, as everyone is likely to be occasionally. We had come to the conclusion that the Index was the entire butt end of the Democracy of Wyoming!" Evidence, it might be observed, that frontier editors tended to call a spade a spade -- and add an adjective or two when they felt it appropriate. Freeman returned to Virginia and, for a time, lectured on the American West under the name of his alter-ego "General Horatio Vattel," whom he labelled "Lightning Scout of the Mountains." In later writing, Freeman frequently used Vattel as a pseudonym. In Virginia, he also married Ada Virginia Miller, who while working with her husband would become an adept typesetter, writer and publisher. Some six years elapsed, though, before the Ogden Freeman began; time spent in Illinois and then Wyoming. Ada was eight months pregnant with their third child when she began publication of the Ogden Freeman while Legh remained in Wyoming attempting to develop coal claims he'd acquired. The railroad's decision to begin burning coal in its locomotives instead of wood made property containing fossil fuel rather valuable, but the Union Pacific found its own sources rather than buying the land owned by Freeman. When the bombastic writer finally joined his wife at the paper, it required little time for him to alienate Ogdenites. Even to the extent of a fistfight with the Postmaster on a downtown street. Frank J. Cannon, a well-travelled and competent newsman now memorialized in the Utah Newspaper Hall of Fame, summarized the Freemans' journalism in these words in an 1883 treatise: "The first number was issued by the lady. It was very conservative in tone and character. Indeed, Mrs. Freeman appeared desirous to conciliate the people of Ogden and gain their good will. She succeeded to some extent, by her non-interference with the religious and social system of the citizens. But when Freeman arrived here, the policy of the paper was soon changed. He was a strong anti-Mormon - in fact was a sort of 178
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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 416189
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416189