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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 https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z

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Title Page630
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION Passed.' Headline is perhaps an understatement. Huge inch-and-a-half high type -- the size irreverently referred to in newspaper jargon as 'second coming' -- announced the unanimous vote of the Utah House. When, two days later, the Senate also passed the bill without dissent, the paper produced a special edition, again using the mammoth type. Ratification of the measure by Governor William Spry several days afterward was accorded a font only slightly smaller. The new editor had already launched a crusade for improved roads to go with the anticipated bridge and that, too, soon bore fruit. It all served to prove the Grand Valley Times could and would help Moab achieve its objectives. The paper had always labelled 'the advancement of Southeastern Utah' its primary aim, just as it does today. Loren L. Taylor lived with this goal most of his life. Editorially, he campaigned for the petroleum and mining industries and for population growth. He advocated capitalizing on the area's scenic attractions, spearheaded countless civic improvements and championed the county's agricultural products. It was 'just plain fact' to him, for example, that Moab orchards produced the best apples and peaches in the world. After the establishment of the Times-Independent, he played a key role, in concert with United States Senator Reed Smoot, in the drive to create the Arches National Monument, a tremendous boon to area tourism. The bill which made the 5,500 acres Arches project a reality was signed by President Herbert Hoover on April 22, 1929. The area of spectacular and colorful rock formations had long been known as 'The Windows' or 'The Devil's Gardens' by Grand County citizenry. A week after the announcement, Taylor asserted: "With the construction of a few miles of road, a new national monument will become easily accessible to auto tourists and undoubtedly will soon gain fame as one of the most unique scenic regions of the West." Time has proven both the accuracy of his forecast and the worth of his persistent editorials. 630
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Identifier 636-UPA_Page630.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416641
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416641