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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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Title Page569
Description THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME school teacher, specializing in elocution. He and his brothers joined other citizens in building the town's first opera house, where the Johnson Dramatic Company staged many productions utilizing local talent. Both a builder and a timber contractor, he provided the telegraph poles for the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad when its tracks were laid into Utah. They were cut in Spanish Fork Canyon. He also worked on construction of the railroad to California. Johnson served as one of the territory's first telegraph operators and at one time was agent at Franklin Station, now Murray, for the Horn Silver and Germania Smelters. In 1868 he returned to the Missouri River to organize and guide an emigrant train back to Salt Lake City and on that trip was Captain of the night squad. He was a veteran of the Blackhawk Indian War, and participated in the Battle of Little Diamond Fork. He was a lawyer, practicing in Provo and Springville and was City Attorney of Springville in the early 1900s. He also found time to serve a term in the Utah State Senate. Considered an authority on historical events of Springville, he wrote a history of the community which is still an in-demand reference book. Johnson was a member of a group which purchased the Springville Independent not long after it had begun on August 20, 1891. Newman A. Mix was its founder and George Sanders was the general manager. After his group became the owners, Johnson was the editor. He did so skillfully. The Brigham Bugler observed on October 14, 1893, "The Springville Independent has done away with its patent insides. Editor Johnson is a pusher who deserves the hearty patronage of the neighborhood he represents so well." During this time, Johnson participated in the meeting 569
Format image/jpeg
Identifier 575-UPA_Page569.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416580
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416580