While the Green River Journal and the Murray Eagle may not be newspapers the general public is immediately familiar with, these Utah newspapers provided small communities with local news during their existence, and give contemporary historians a glimpse into the daily activities of people in these areas. Working together, the University of Utah and Brigham Young University have placed digitized versions of these two publications (along with 16 other newspapers) online here as part of the Utah Digital Newspapers project. Since the project's inception in 2001, the team has digitized over 140,000 pages, and currently has plans and the funding to add over 240,000 more pages by September 2005. Visitors using this digital archive may browse each individual newspaper by issue, or elect to search by keywords, article titles, weddings, deaths, and births. The site also has a nice map that users can scroll over to determine which counties in Utah had newspapers that are currently archived in this database.
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