Deseret News

1850 - 1888

Weekly editions: June 1850 - December 1889

Daily editions begin Nov. 21, 1889

The Deseret News was the first newspaper published in the Utah Territory, just three years after the Mormon pioneers settled the Great Salt Lake valley. Its prospectus, published in the first issue on June 15, 1850, said,

"A paper that is worth printing, is worth preserving; if worth preserving, it is worth binding; for this purpose we issue in pamphlet form; and if every subscriber shall preserve each copy of the 'News,' and bind it at the close of the volume, their children's children may read the doings of their fathers, which otherwise might have been forgotten; ages to come."

The News continues today as the state's second-largest newspaper. Read more


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