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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 THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME per" and points with pride to that claim to fame. To say that publishing a newspaper in frontier Utah and in that day was a difficult task would be to minimize the challenge. It was hundreds of miles to the nearest source of paper and ink -- miles covered by primitive, torturous trails that could be travelled only by pack animals or oxen-drawn wagons. The Mormon pioneers, only three years before, had utilized horseback and later the much-publicized handcarts to bring their possessions to what became known as the Kingdom of Deseret. Supplies of any weight and size came laboriously over what was hardly more than a set of wheeltracks through a sage-and-rock covered terrain. Gathering news for the publication was a problem compounded by the fact there was little communication with the outside world other than word of mouth from travelers passing through. Or from Eastern newspapers which more often than not were delayed by the numerous perils of that day or frequently destroyed enroute. The nearest newspaper was in Chicago, the three-year-old Tribune. It would be nine years before the sister-city on the other side of the Rockies, Denver, had a newspaper and 15 years before San Francisco's first publication would begin. Ten years would pass before the Pony Express established regular service through the Salt Lake valley and a year longer than that until the transcontinental telegraph line became a reality. But while his news columns were necessarily limited to stories and articles about the area immediately surrounding the infant frontier community of Salt Lake City, the publisher of the Deseret News was not at all confined in his editorials. An accomplished writer who signed his name to what he 615
Format image/jpeg
Identifier 621-UPA_Page615.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416626
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416626