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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
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Title Page481
Description THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME JAMES DUNN, Tooele Transcript Born July 12, 1837 - Died January 22, 1923 Installed in Hall of Fame at Salt Lake City, 1963 He was 60 years of age before he became involved in Utah journalism, but he had been a correspondent and writer for the newspaper of his Scottish home town when only 10 years old. A native of Kirkintilloch, Dumbartonshire, Scotland, James Dunn served as a teen-ager in the British army, migrated to the United States at age 20 and forty years later realized a lifelong ambition to work in the newspaper field. Active thereafter until he was 82 years old, Dunn became one of the more notable figures in Utah journalism. A little-known aspect of his life was his affinity for poetic verse and many of his poems were published. Later his descendants compiled them into a special collection. The Scottish immigrant remained in New York City two years before making his way to Utah in 1859. Here he joined the Nauvoo Legion, as the Territorial Militia was then known, and became a captain in a Tooele company. Five times in a nine-year period of time he crossed the plains bringing Mormon pioneers to the Salt Lake valley. Then, settling on a farm near Tooele, he earned his living through agriculture until opportunity beckoned at the Tooele Transcript late in 1897. The paper had been founded June 29, 1894 with F. E. Gabriel on the masthead as publisher. Though early issues were produced in Salt Lake City, a Tooele plant was soon established. James Dunn became editor of the Transcript on December 31, 1897 with Mrs. Margaret (Maggie) Gabriel listed as "manager and publisher" following the death of her husband. On July 8, 1898, Dunn became the owner. Newspaper historian J. Cecil Alter, in his "Early Utah 481
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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 416492
Reference URL