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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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Title Page183
Description COLORFUL PUBLISHERS -- THEN AND NOW authored a well-researched book titled "Utah As It Is." He was known by contemporaries as "Skip." And was recognized by his readers as "Essay Kaigh," a nom-de-plume obviously devised from his initials which he often used as both a by-line and editorial signature. He was a rather accomplished thespian and appeared on the stage in several communities where he was employed. And he was admitted to the bar in Utah's Northern Districts; qualified to practice before the State Supreme Court. When its first issue was produced on February 12, 1868, Kenner was the printer of Our Dixie Times in St. George. Simultaneously, he was printing the town's other paper, Mineral Cactus, in the Times plant. He made his way from southern Utah in 1870 to the Salt Lake Tribune, where his writing skills were recognized and his departure on March 20, 1872 was regretfully noted in columns of the paper. His move was to Pioche, Nevada, where he took charge of the telegraph office. That it was a mistake to leave journalism is evidenced by his reappearance as co-founder of the AIta Daily Independent on May 3, 1873. It ceased publication three weeks later. History has not recorded his whereabouts between journalistic assignments, but he turned up on June 22, 1875 as manager and part owner of the Beaver City Enterprise. But Kenner must've been a victim of the "itchy feet" malady, for he was editor of the Silver Reef Echo in the mining community of Leeds when it opened on March 17,1877. It was but a brief stopover. On June 7, 1877 he became editor of the Ogden Junction, an evening daily often described as the best of that railroad town's early newspapers. In his spare time, Kenner edited Town and Stage, a periodical addressing Ogden's dramatics and sporting affairs. He left Ogden to return to Beaver as editor of the new Southern Utonian on February 19, 1881, but four months later was lured back to the Enterprise, where he'd earlier labored. It was rumored he'd take over the struggling Milford Sentinel a year afterward, but instead he was admitted to the 2nd District Bar on September 14, 1882 and for a time practiced law in southern Utah. 183
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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 416194
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416194