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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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Description COLORFUL PUBLISHERS -- THEN AND NOW Wild Ishmaelite. His hand was soon turned against every man that he could not bulldoze, but he sometimes met with severe retaliation." In mid-summer of 1879, still a "roving reporter," Freeman decided to re-establish the Frontier Index as a "travelling newspaper," following the Northern Pacific Railroad's construction across Montana. He instructed Ada to close the Ogden paper and move the equipment northward. Enroute, she was badly injured when a gun fell from the wagon and discharged into her hip. She died in Butte on August 22nd, but the Western newspapering ventures of Legh Freeman continued for many years in Montana and Washington until his death in 1915. A. B. Thomson, one of the originators of Utah Press Association when linked to the Brighton Star, had tried and failed in other publications, not unlike many other early territorial journalists. A clever writer known to fellow newsmen by the nom de plume "Milo Zip," he'd been the first to propose a Helper newspaper in 1891, though it never proceeded beyond the planning stages. On March 1, 1894 he published the first issue of the Box Elder Voice in Brigham City, greeted by contemporaries as "A really fine newspaper, a vox populi. " It lasted until April 20, 1895 when its passing was noted by the competing Brigham Bugler with the observation, "As a newspaper graveyard, Brigham City is a close second to Ogden." Thomson would move on to other climes and in 1896 became corresponding secretary of the Western Editorial Federation, headquartered in Denver. There he also created its publication, The Rocky Mountain Editor. Andy Rosenbaum, another of the founding group, was also a somewhat-travelled editor and like Thomson had by-lined many Brigham City news items. He acquired the Brigham City Report in August, 1892 but managed to keep it alive only until May 2, 1893. Then a Heber City news colleague commented in the Wasatch Wave, "The Report is dead, snuffed out Its last issue reached us last evening and, from its tone, we should judge it died pretty hard." Rosenbaum then moved to the Logan Nation, which 179
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Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
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Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416190
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416190