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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 Sunnyside he 'hobo'd' another freight to Price, where, after finding a job with one of the town's two weeklies, he received his baptism into newspapering. Its publisher, 'Bish' smilingly narrated in later years, was more partial to the liquor bottle than the ink bottle. The young man's first assignment was getting the news content ready by rewriting copy from the competing paper. Though he didn't agree with his employer's methods, he gleaned invaluable knowledge in what would be his life's work. After a brief struggle in learning to hand-set type from a California case, he reached the point were he could put the week's edition in print. When Taylor returned to Moab in the summer of 1910, he planned only a rather brief visit. Instead, he was drafted by his brother-in-law, C. A. Robertson, who was then editor and publisher of the Grand Valley Times. 'Bish' helped out in the absence of the vacationing regular printer, never considering his 'temporary' job would occupy him for the next 43 years. Robertson, a successful attorney, had purchased the Times from its founder, J. N. Corbin, in March of 1907. Actually he bought it to prevent its demise. He proved to be a capable editor, but his first love was law and he wanted to practice it full time. Consequently, after only a few months at the paper, Lor en L. Taylor became a country newspaper editor on January 1, 1911. He made it clear in his first issue that he'd be a 'crusader for progress,' as Robertson had been. A pre-Taylor editorial campaign in the Times, which had sought state help in funding a bridge to span the Grand (the Colorado) River, was about to bear fruit. In that day, after crossing the river on a not-too-reliable ferry, travelers rode a stage coach some 30 miles to reach the Rio Grande Railroad at Thompson. Truly this was the Biblical 'far land,1 from which Moab's name had been drawn. On March 10, 1911, less than a month after Taylor had become its editor, a Times headline proclaimed, 'Bridge Bill is 629
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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 416640
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416640