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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 his geology texts were still in use as late as 1950 at the Colorado School of Mines. He was born August 26, 1845 in Nauvoo, Illinois, a son of William and Eliza Dana Gibbs. His father was one of the chief carpenters on the LDS Temple in Nauvoo. When he was two, his family moved to Mt. Pisgah, Iowa and from there to Alden, Illinois, where his education began. The Gibbs family crossed the plains in 1857. When his father found employment on construction of the Salt Lake Temple, Josiah benefitted from additional education made possible by Zina Young, one of Brigham Young's wives, who took an interest in youthful, but obviously intellectual, Josiah. Called to settle Fillmore in 1862, the Gibbs family assisted in building an iron smelting apparatus at Adamsville two years later. It added to the all-around knowledge being accumulated by Josiah, who had already become a "bronc-buster" and was destined to be known as a "Jack of all trades and master of many." When Scipio was besieged by Indians, he rode against Chief Black Hawk. Yet he later became friends with the Pahvant Indians and their chief, Kanosh. He would recount that when he went to the Pahvant Indian camp to trade buckskins for pack saddles, the chief posted a guard to protect Gibbs' horses. He told Gibbs he had learned the tribe's young bucks planned to steal them while the white men were sleeping. He went to England on a mission in 1867 and upon his return became serious about the study of geology. The evolution theories of Charles Darwin were also an interest he pursued for the following twenty years. Two ambitious newsmen whose journalistic pursuits included Payson's Globe, Ernest G. Rognon and E. H. Scott, founded the Deseret Blade on June 9, 1893. From the start, contemporaries said, it was a controversial newspaper and shortly after its launching the men who'd begun it left the scene. They installed J. P. Jacobson, a one-time Brigham City resident, as its manager. That arrangement, too, was shortlived and in mid-September, Josiah became its editor with 520
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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 416531
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416531