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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 ents of two children. Between 1892 and 1898 he was the Treasurer and Judge in Colorado City and later served on the City Council. In 1906 he sold the newspaper. In view of his position in civic life and his community ties, it's difficult to understand the decision he made in 1909. At that time a land boom was taking place and regional property was selling for $1,000 an acre. Epperson had heard reports that the land around Green River, Utah was as good as that in Colorado, so he investigated. It did look good and he took advantage of the Colorado boom, sold out and moved to Green River. "W.P.," as he was known to contemporaries, took his civic interests with him and soon established himself in the new community. He was a leader in the drive to build a bridge over the Green River. And for a time he assisted B. F. Miller, publisher of the Green River Dispatch, in producing the local newspaper. But fate had apparently not intended that the Eppersons remain in Green River. For three consecutive years early frosts wiped out almost all the area's crops and at the end of the third year, W. P. Epperson was broke. It was then he decided to give up farming and land speculation and go back to his first love, journalism. Early in 1912, he told a friend of his decision. "If you see a weekly around Utah that's selling cheap, let me know," he said. A few weeks later, the friend dropped in to see him. "There's an old broken down weekly that nobody reads in Kaysville," he said. "It's losing money and its owners are anxious to sell." On April 1, 1912, William and his son Clyde stepped off the Bamberger train and for the first time set foot on Kaysville soil. Mr. Epperson had already made preliminary arrangements to lease the paper. In later years, recalling his arrival in Kaysville, he would say that he was glad he had negotiated the lease after looking to the lofty mountains on the east, the sparkling lake to the west, examining the fertile soil and meeting the gracious citizens. On this first day, he would remember, he formed a deep love for what he was later to editorially label, "This little 494
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Identifier 501-UPA_Page494.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416505
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416505