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The Ogden Standard-Examiner Archive

  • Ogden, Utah
  • 19201977

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Historians have referred to Ogden, Utah, as the graveyard of western journalism because of the short life expectancy of the dozens of newspapers that sprang up there after 1869. The completion of the transcontinental railroad that year quickly transformed the sleepy agricultural town into a bustling transportation hub. Newspapers came and went, vying for the thousands of potential readers arriving on the nine rail lines with terminals in the city. Ogden's Standard bucked the trend. Founded by Frank J. Cannon, the Standard first appeared on January 1, 1888, with its front page featuring a poem entitled "A Hymn to Progress." When Cannon was elected to the U.S. Congress four years later, the paper's business manager, William Glasmann, took over day-to-day operations. He acquired the Standard outright in 1894 and quickly molded it into a promotional organ for his own political career. Glasmann served three terms as mayor.

Archive Info

  • 572,154
  • Ogden, Utah
  • 19201977

Paper History

  • Ogden Standard-Examiner

Source Information

The Ogden Standard-Examiner, 1920–1977 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: October 10, 2019

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Marriage of Bell / Behunin

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Obituary for Jessie Hales ROBERTSON
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Justice to Take Seat Tomorrow

Justice to Take Seat Tomorrow

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K A Godwin WPA

K A Godwin WPA

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Marriage Licenses

Marriage Licenses

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Archive Info

  • 572,154
  • Ogden, Utah
  • 19201977

Paper History

  • Ogden Standard-Examiner

Source Information

The Ogden Standard-Examiner, 1920–1977 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: October 10, 2019