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On Sunday, June 5, 1870, publishers William C. Dunbar and Edward L. Sloan, elders in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), released the first issue of the Salt Lake Herald. The men promoted their newspaper as independent and neutral. The newspaper was sympathetic to but separate from the Mormon Church, while providing advertising opportunities for the growing numbers of non-Mormon merchants in the city. Their new paper, however, consistently reflected the views of the Deseret News, the official organ of the Church. Dunbar and Sloan were veteran newspapermen, having edited and managed the short-lived Salt Lake City Daily Telegraph. On September 1, 1870, John T. Caine bought an interest in the Herald. Caine, who later was a six-term delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives, became the paper’s managing editor. Dunbar assumed the role as business manager, while Sloan served as general editor.

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The Salt Lake Herald, 1880–1909 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: November 15, 2021

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Archive Info

  • 100,984
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 18801909
0

Source Information

The Salt Lake Herald, 1880–1909 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: November 15, 2021