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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 THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME study. At the bank, customers had often brought in Indian artifacts they'd found in their fields when plowing - an arrowhead, a spearhead or pieces of pottery. That, too, piqued Beckwith's curiosity and he became intensely interested in both modern Indians and those who'd lived in the area hundreds of years earlier. Demands of the newspaper had prevented him pursuing this research, but given a bit more freedom from the Chronicle he went into it with enthusiasm. He also took up photography and made an outstanding pictorial record of points of interest in and around Millard County. The hobby that gave him his greatest pleasure was geology of the area and he became extremely well-read on the sub-ject. At one time he had sent 7,000 trilobites (fossilized remnants of ocean life) to the Smithsonian Institute. It was a matter of great pride to him that one rare specimen was named Beckwithia Typa, and is included in the Index of Fossils. It was his custom each weekend after the Chronicle was off the press to set out in his old pickup truck, outfitted with camera, bedroll and lunch box. He would return with his prized findings and a plentiful supply of notes. In later years when he could no longer make such rigorous trips, he took many airplane rides, photographing from the air. Not only did his pictures and articles appear in his Delta paper, but many were also sent to the Salt Lake City dailies and others were contributed to the Utah State Historical Society. Though his monetary recompense was small, his reward was numerous visitors who came to the Chronicle office to examine and discuss his collection. His correspondence with interested readers, far and near, was voluminous. He made many field trips to various points of interest with Boy Scout troops and other organizations. Both adults and youths frequently brought in Indian relics or fossils which he placed in his showcase at the newspaper, writing about the more interesting ones and later returning the item to the finder. The Chronicle's office was lined with his books and collected specimens. In 1947, his book, Millard and Nearby, which he had 425
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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 416436
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416436