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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 area weekly -- is the exception to the rule in a business still dominated by men. During the twenty-five years Rula J. Fuellenbach was publisher of the Richfield Reaper, she added many more exceptions to the rules of newspaper publishing --and to those of business woman, civic leader, church member and mother, as well. Born June 24, 1894, in Mapleton, Utah County, Rula J. as a child moved with her parents, William W. and Harriett T. Johnson, to Eureka, Juab County, where she attended public schools and graduated from Tintic High School. Rula married Joseph J. Fuellenbach, an accountant in Eureka and their married life began in that then-prosperous mining community which is today but a shell of its one-time business importance. Her husband later accepted an accounting position in California and it was then a curious chain of circumstance led the Fuellenbach family back to Utah. The Richfield Reaper was published at that time by Joseph L. Asbury, who wanted to sell and move elsewhere. Joseph J. Fuellenbach had a long-standing urge to write - and was quite capable in that vein. Rula's brother, Reed, operated a theatre in Richfield, and was a friend of Asbury. Understanding the situation, one can readily realize how Fate led the Fuellenbachs to Richfield and to ownership of the Reaper. Unfortunately, that same Fate brought death to Joseph Fuellenbach only nine months later and in 1935, Rula suddenly became editor and publisher of a weekly newspaper. It was a position for which she'd not been trained and one she hadn't sought. She had some business ability, but little practical experience. In one fell swoop, a contented housewife and mother of four became a businesswoman, publisher and widow. 511
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Identifier 517-UPA_Page511.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416522
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416522