The University of Utah

Salt Lake Telegram

1902 - 1952

The Evening Telegram was first issued on January 30, 1902, by the Salt Lake Telegram Publishing Company, with the claim that it was the "only 1-cent paper in Utah." Its three Salt Lake City rival newspapers failed to acknowledge its founding. The Telegram took over the lease of the Herald Republican on February 28, 1918, and the combined papers were published as a single paper, retaining the Herald Republican name. Later that year, the newspaper reverted to its Telegram name and a Sunday edition was launched.

We extend our thanks to the Utah Division of State History for their generous donations of funding and the loan of the original newspapers for scanning.

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