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After thirty-one years, Capt. Hodges gives a unique banquet

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1410

Scope and Contents

A typed transcript of an article from the Salt Lake City, Utah Daily Tribune, titled "After Thirty-one Years, Capt. Hodges Gives a Unique Banquet," dated October 28, 1897. The article describes a banquet hosted by Capt. F. S. Hodges, a former Union Pacific railroad engineer, who is reuniting with Salt Lake City citizens who helped him build the railroad in Utah in 1866.


  • 1897 October 28


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Biographical / Historical

The Salt Lake Tribune was first founded in 1870, as The Mormon Tribune, by William Godbe, Elias L.T. Harrison and Edward W. Tullidge who were all former members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A year later its name was changed to Salt Lake Daily Tribune and Utah Mining Gazette which was soon shortened to The Salt Lake Tribune. In 1873, Frederic Lockley, George F. Prescott and A.M. Hamilton, purchased it and turned it into an anti-Mormon newspaper. However, in 1901, Thomas Kearns, a United States Senator, and David Keith secretly bought it. They eliminated the anti-Mormon overtones. After Keith died in 1918, the Kearns family bought out his share. In 1952 ,The Tribune entered into a joint operating agreement with the Deseret News and created the Newspaper Agency Corporation. In 2000, The Tribune was sold to Denver, Colorado-based MediaNews Group.


2 sheets ; 28 x 22 cm

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Custodial History

Donated by Mrs. George A. Croft in 1976.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; George A. Croft; 1976.


Utah history (Mormon and Western American Manuscripts Collection Development Policy V.B.5.b, 2020)

Processing Information

Processed; Isabella Titus: 2024

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Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States