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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 weekly in 1919. It turned out to be the final stopping place, for he published the Gunnison Valley News until his death in 1941. It was not the News, but the 20-year old Gazette when he assumed its reins and advised his readers, "After giving the matter thoughtful consideration, the publisher has decided to change the name of the paper familiarly known as the Gunnison Gazette and with this issue and thereafter the publication will be known as the Gunnison Valley News." Born in Tioga, Hancock County, Illinois, Howard Wesley was one of seven children of Judge Alfred N. and Mary E. Banks Cherry. He became interested in printing at an early age and while still in school apprenticed to learn typesetting. Upon completing his schooling he journeyed westward in search of opportunity. It was the first step in what for many years would be a wanderlust newspapering life. He found work as a printer's devil in Kansas, though he had to start without pay and prove himself. Within a short time he'd become proficient enough to warrant $5 per week and the experience of setting type provided him fundamental knowledge of newspaper production. Writing, however, was his first love and he soon moved on to become a reporter for the Kansas City Star, one of the Midwest's major dailies. From there, though not yet 20 years of age, he joined the staff of the Salt Lake Tribune. The path then led to Idaho, and to Nevada, where at no-longer-existent Three Troughs he founded that state's second newspaper. After publishing stints in Goldfield and Lovelock, he set his sights on the Pacific Coast and in 1906 was a San Francisco reporter when the fabled earthquake and fire virtually destroyed the city. His word portrayal of the tragedy earned him journalistic acclaim. But it didn't curb his desire to "see the other side of the 448
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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 416459
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416459