The Daily Union Vedette
Place Published: Great Salt Lake City, U.T.
Date Published: Tuesday Morning, May 31,
Edition: Volume 1, Number 124
Book Id: 46821
[4pp] Large single sheet [58 cm x 40 cm] folded in half. Good. Spine is chipped with loss. Fore edge is bumped and chipped.
The Union Vedette (1863-1867) was the first daily newspaper in the Utah Territory. Started by Patrick Connor and others at Camp Douglas (Fort Douglas today) as an alternative to the Deseret News. Issues are rare."We are dwelling in the heart of an organized Territory of the U.S. boasting a population of 80,000 souls who possess but one general newspaper from which to gather news...This fact...has no parallel within the boundaries of the U.S. Secondly, the Gentile (so called) portion of the community - including the military within this district - has no medium of publicity, setting forth its opinions, or communicating its thoughts, correcting misapprehension or rebutting misrepresntation...The want of a press for these and similar purposes has been sorely felt, since the troops arrived in these valleys, and we propose to supply the want, so far as our ability and limited space will permit." - first issue