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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 application/pdf
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

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Title Page579
Description THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME The fight of Littlefield - and The Standard - for the GOP cause was in vain. Incumbent President Harrison was defeated by his own predecessor, Democrat Grover Cleveland, who returned to the White House in glory. Editor Cannon didn't make it to Congress then, although he did win in the next election. But fighting battles in print was normal for Major Little-field, win or lose. He began his momentous Junction City career as editor of the Ogden Daily Pilot, which he founded - actually before leaving Elko permanently - in March of 1881. The Utah State Historical Society's Early Utah Journalism reports the Pilot quickly ran into trouble. "The first number," the history records, "contained a vigorous and pronounced attack on the religious tenets of the majority of the citizens, so they withdrew their patronage, and of course the institution suffered in consequence." Major Littlefield was forced out as editor, continuing as business manager. But the editorial policy didn't change, leading the Deseret News to print a major attack on what it described as "an obscure anti-Mormon journal, which is lingering out a miserable existence at Ogden under the name of the Pilot." That "miserable existence" may have had something to do with Edwin Littlefield accepting appointment early in 1883 as Ogden postmaster - his only departure from journalism. Kate B. Carter, in her Heart Throbs of the West, describes how the Ogden post office, with Postmaster Littlefield in charge, had become the West's key postal center, handling mail for points throughout Utah, Idaho, Montana, Arizona, Wyoming and parts of California and Nevada. Politics changed. Postmaster Littlefield went out when a Democrat went in under President Cleveland. The strain had been hard. Edwin Littlefield took off for a rest in Southern California, serving as a roving correspondent for the newly-established Standard. But he came back to Utah to aid his friend, Frank Cannon, prepare for that Congressional race. He stayed on the Standard, as Cannon sold his interests 579
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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 416590
Reference URL