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Iron County Record

1897 - 1982

Judge Will C. Higgins became known as the pioneer newspaperman of southern Utah. He left the Salt Lake Mining Journal when times were rocky and tough in Salt Lake City and headed for sunny southern Utah. In the newly established Iron County Record, he wrote: "The Record is not as large as the New York World nor as fine in appearance as the Juvenile Instructor...It will be independent in politics and religion...We are here to stay." The Sandy Independent stated in January 1895: "Friend Higgins of the Iron County Record is adding glory to the profession, making a record as a foot-racer. That is a noble calling and one which might come in handy some day. We know of some editors, who might have been better off, had they not neglected this branch of their newspaper education." In 1982, the Record stopped publication when absorbed by the Cedar City Spectrum. Read more.

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