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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 THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME NORMAN J. FUELLENBACH, Richfield Reaper Born September 24, 1922 - Died November 27, 1977 Installed in Hall of Fame at St. George, 1991 Had Fate not intervened, he would probably have been an attorney. Instead, the tragic death of his two brothers caused him to abandon a lifelong dream and join the staff of his family's Richfield Reaper, where he became a much-honored publisher. Colleagues in journalism knew Norman J. Fuellenbach simply as "Norm." Countless friends in the five-county area served by his paper dubbed him 'the Rat.' The title was bestowed with affection, not disdain; an offshoot of his widely read column, 'Reaper Cussions or the Reaper Rat Race.' He was associated with the newspaper for 31 years, eighteen as its publisher, before his career was cut short by a fatal heart attack at age 55. Under his deft guidance, the Reaper became one of Utah's most-lauded weeklies; an authoritative editorial voice and a staunch proponent of 'Rooster Valley,' a title coined by its publisher to describe the fertile agricultural environs of the Sevier River. While it left the impression that this was a center of the chicken industry, that wasn't the case. Its creator simply felt it described a rather remote and far-flung expanse -- the 'super boonies,' as he termed it ~ and they were 'something to crow about.1 Born September 4, 1922 in Eureka, Utah, he was one of four children of Joseph J. and Rula Johnson Fuellenbach. As a youngster he spent four years in California before returning to his native state in 1934 when his father became publisher of the Richfield paper. Late in 1935 upon the death of Mr. Fuel- 503
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Identifier 509-UPA_Page503.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416514
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416514