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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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Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION compiled from trips around the county, was published. All proceeds from sales of the thousand copies went to the Boy Scouts, who went house-to-house selling them. The hundreds of slides he'd taken illustrated the many talks he gave before banquets and audiences far and wide. As newspaper historian J. Cecil Alter, in his Early Utah Journalism, described it, "Beckwith managed his own Chautauqua circuit." The author labelled the Delta man "one of the state's most picturesque publishers" and observed, "He speaks with authority on fossils, Indians, history, geology, anthropology, paleontology, photography, snakes, Boy Scouts - everything under the Millard sun." Not only the Millard area commanded the man's attention, though. He also studied and wrote about other parts of Utah, including the Vernal area's dinosaurs and Bryce and Zion Canyons. And he travelled to New Mexico to research the Indians of the Southwest. He died on June 11, 1951 in a Fillmore hospital three days after suffering a heart attack. He was buried at Delta, after rites conducted by the Masonic Order. He was a member of Evanston, Salt Lake City and Eureka lodges. His son, Frank S., died suddenly on May 12, 1956. After operating the Chronicle for a time, the family sold the paper in 1958 to Robert H. Riding, a young man who had trained in the newspaper and is the present publisher. Frank Beckwith left a rich legacy in his well-edited newspaper, which Alter wrote "reflected a philosophy all his own which makes the Chronicle almost a personal organ." He added to that a second legacy for all who knew him in his books, photographs, personal ideals and ideas. FRANK S. BECKWITH, Millard County Chronicle Born December 22, 1904 - Died May 12, 1956 Installed in Hall of Fame at St. George, 1984 He published a fine weekly newspaper and was a leader in the development of the West Millard area he loved. And Frank S. Beckwith found something humorous in 426
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Identifier 433-UPA_Page426.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416437
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416437