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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 Page573
Description THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME store. The Lehi Banner was established May 29, 1891. Two years later in the issue of June 15, 1893, this story, headlined "Married," was printed: "Yesterday witnessed the wedding of two of Lehi's popular young people, the groom being James M. Kirkham and the bride Miss Kate Woodhouse. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple - being the first couple from here." Little did the male subject of the story imagine he'd one day own the newspaper. After gaining experience in several business ventures, including management of the Lehi Mercantile Company and Kirkham and Asher - Musical Instrument Merchants, "J.M." or "J.M.K," by either of which designations he was popularly known, accepted a call on a two-year full-term mission for his Church. At this time he was the father of four children. The California mission provided experience at Riverside and San Francisco and in addition at Portland, Oregon. Returning to Lehi he resumed the business he knew best, merchandising. He established "Kirkham Kash Ko.," selling Dry Goods, Shoes, Groceries and Furnishings. His new store, located in the Garff Building in downtown Lehi, was opened in the 1904-1905 time frame. Imbued with the business philosophy, "It Pays To Advertise," and consequently a major advertiser in his local newspaper, unwittingly moved J.M.K. closer to his eventual role with the Lehi Banner. At this time, he had several businesses going simultaneously, among them the new store and the Opera House with its occasional traveling troupes, home dramatics and the first weekly moving pictures in Lehi. Though he built several billboards and did his own posting to advertise his shows and movies, his many activities needed more advertising and publicity. This became a major expense item, one for which he had to pay other organizations. And they were out of his control, which he did not like. So when the opportunity came along in 1912, he bought the Lehi Banner and its printing plant from its founding publisher, George Webb. The sole purpose, he would reminisce, was to 573
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Identifier 579-UPA_Page573.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416584
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416584