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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 https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z

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Title Page281
Description SOLVING TRANSPORTATION DIFFICULTIES Thereafter, through minimal tax funds, toll roads and the equally meagre Federal allocations, Utahns managed to maintain and expand a wagon road system. It by no means met the entire need, but was certainly better than travelling across raw ground and fording streams. A glimpse of such travel is provided by recollections of Arthur F. Gaisford, who joined his brother, Lorenzo, in buying the Fillmore Progress in 1894. After they'd published long enough to reach the conclusion that two families couldn't exist on the paper's earnings, a decision was made to separate. Arthur sold his interest to Lorenzo, and his home and possessions which couldn't be moved were bought by townspeople. He and his family then returned to Salt Lake City. "The trip back," his memoirs recorded, "was over the long dirt road in a well loaded white-top outfit behind a spirited team of driving horses, taken as part payment for our home." Long before a road system could be established, the arrival of rails provided a solution faster and more comfortable than riding a horse. But while they made it possible to reach the towns through which their trains passed, those communities off the line ~ and there were many ~ were still dependent upon the development of roads over which stage coaches could carry passengers and wagons could haul essential goods. In 1868 the Union Pacific's tracks penetrated Echo Canyon from the east and on May 9, 1869, they linked with those of the Central Pacific. It completed a transcontinental system that quickly sprouted other lines in Utah. That meeting of east and west took place, it's worth noting, at Promontory Summit, not Promontory Point, as some writers persist in misinforming their readers. Promontory Point is at the southern tip of the Promontory Mountains, which dip deeply into Great Salt Lake. Promontory Summit is quite "high and dry," yet the lowest point in the mountain range and consequently the place chosen for laying the rails over the pass. By January 10, 1870, Salt Lake City was connected to the new system as Brigham Young directed construction of the Utah Central Railroad between the capital city and Ogden. In the next decade, railroads moved into the Cache Valley on the 281
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Identifier 290-UPA_Page281.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416292
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416292