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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 Success in Plattsmouth led him to join the Iowa Telephone Company as its southwest district manager. Disappointed by minimal earnings, however, he reverted to his first love, buying the Bedford (Iowa) Independent Like all the newspapers which once printed an Isaac Diehl by-line, it has since been relegated to journalism's graveyard. Two other sons of John Diehl were also attracted to newspapering and after Isaac moved to Utah in 1890, both Henry and Charles followed. For five years, Ike was a reporter for the now-deceased Salt Lake Herald and midway of that time-span, in December 1893, he joined brother Charles in founding the Sandy Independent. A contemporary newspaper of that day, the Brigham Bugler, labelled the Independent a "brisk and well-patronized new venture in the journalistic field/' In 1895, the Diehls sold their paper and it, too, eventually met its demise. Charles acquired the Eureka Democrat, one of a succession of modestly successful early day papers in that mining town. For a brief period of time, Ike was his editor. The United States had suffered a catastrophic depression in 1893, and its impact was felt for nearly two more years. Mining was particularly hard hit. But by 1896, the economic picture had brightened and with the revival of other segments of the nation's industry, mining again blossomed. That lured Isaac Diehl to travel but a few miles around the mountainside to the neighboring, but smaller, community of Mammoth and there to launch the Record. At the turn of the century, Utah's most widely circulated newspaper was the Deseret News, published in Salt Lake City where 53,531 people resided. Its semi-weekly issue had 21,000 readers and the daily morning edition reached 5,100 according to the accepted "bible" of that day, Remington Brothers Newspaper Manual. Ike Diehl's Record had 420 subscribers; the Wasatch Wave 790; the Ephraim Enterprise 650; the Moab Times 241; the Nephi Record 727; the Price Advocate 600; the Richfield Reaper 850; the Springville Independent 425 and the Vernal Express 510. 477
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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 416488
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416488