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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 application/pdf
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

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Title Page276
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION paper. In fact it is intensely anti-Mormon, and its cuts and flings at the religion to which Utah owes her existence as a commonwealth today are often unworthy of a respectable journal, but the Miner man wields a pungent pen ..." It changed hands later that year, but on April 7, 1883 the Park Record noted, "The Silver Reef Miner has got mired so deep in the sand that the owners could not dig it up again. When the concern got into Mormon hands we felt satisfied it was doomed to death." Ogden's Daily News, ushered into the community in 1885 with well-known Utah journalist Leo Haefeli as editor, didn't retain him long as its anti-Mormon policies came to the fore. It managed to survive, though, until June, 1887, then disappeared. What prompted the Park Record to go on a brief editorial denunciation of Mormonism isn't readily understood. But on July 25, 1885 L. E. Camomile joined S. L. (Sam) Raddon as its co-publisher and the following November the Territorial Enquirer of Provo commented: "Please knock it in the head. The Park Record has got the Mormon rabies bad and is proving itself to be a consummate ass. Poor thing, it is a financial fizzle as a newspaper and thinks it may get a living by catering to the taste of anti-Mormons." Interestingly, 1885's "financial fizzle" was still reaching its Park City readers 110 years later; the Enquirer is unremembered in Provo, where its masthead disappeared in 1920. The arrival of the Provo American in April, 1887 was announced by its existing competitor, the Territorial Enquirer, which labelled it, in advance, "Anti-Mormon and pro-Loyal League." By May 31st, the Enquirer reported, "Provo now has two papers. The one essentially Mormon, and the other bitterly anti-Mormon. The latter embellishes its front page with the euphonious title of The American and is published weekly." In May, 1889, the American was reported to have "suffered martyrdom." In Richfield, the Advocate came on the scene in 1887 and by March of that year was the subject of an article in the St. George Union, which commented: "Richfield's two papers are engaged in the highly edifying occupation of saying mean 276
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Identifier 285-UPA_Page276.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416287
Reference URL