Great grandpa’s letter on Park Record newspaper letterhead, c. 1912

My great grandfather W. A. Raddon and his brother, Sam, owned the Park Record (Park City, Utah) in the late 1800s and 1900s. (As luck would have it, the owner now is Swift Communications, the owner of The Union newspaper ).  I was close to my great-grandpa as a child; he later went to work at the L.A. Times. He had six daughters with his wife Chloe.  Grandmother Ella and I also discussed his newspaper life.

This week, for Christmas, cousin John sent me some letters that William had written. Here’s one, from September 12, 1912, on Park Record letterhead:

This is the movie he is referring to in his letter:

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

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