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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
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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 Page593
Description THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME observation, "his editorials were usually dignified and free from vituperation." Appended to the latter statement, though, was historian J. Cecil Alter's postscript, "But if you thought Editor Penrose couldn't, just note this from the News of April 12, 1884: 'The Butte Intermountain, much of whose content is made up from the vicious imagination of one J. B. Read, formerly of Salt Lake, has degenerated into one of the most shameless, lying sheets published in the West.'" Penrose was born in London, England on February 4, 1832. His people were prominent Cornish families interested in tin mines. Charles at four was reading the Bible, writes Wendell J. Ashton, whose book "Voice in the West," focused in part on Penrose. "At eighteen he became a Mormon," Ashton continues, "the only member of his family to do so. For ten years he was a missionary for his church in Britain, walking between three and four thousand miles a year during the first seven years. It was while he trudged with blistered toes and heels along a dusty road in Essex that he wrote the words to the well-known hymn, 'O Ye Mountains High,'penned before he had ever seen Utah's peaks." At age 29, he crossed the ocean by steerage and drove an ox team across the plains to the Salt Lake settlement which had been established only 14 years earlier. He toiled as a laborer and school teacher in Farmington and in Cache Valley. His introduction to journalism came in 1870 when he became a member of the staff of the infant Ogden Junction. Volume 1, Number 1 of that paper, published on January 1, 1870, listed him as associate editor. He was an able newspaperman and soon became editor of the Junction, which the Salt Lake Herald described as "a spicy, readable, well-edited paper." By April of the following year he had assumed the additional duties of business manager. Ogden's only newspaper at that time, the Junction boasted a circulation of 1,100, an 1872 newspaper directory reveals. 593
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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 416604
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416604