Item #5284 Salt Flat News: Wendover's Picture Paper. Richard Goldberger, Richard Menzies.

Salt Flat News: Wendover's Picture Paper

Wendover, UT: Salt Flats Publishing Corporation, 1970-1975. 19 issues. Newspaper size [42 cm x 29 cm]. All issues better than very good. Lacks two issues (Vol.1 - No. 2 and Vol. 2 - No. 4). Rare. Item #5284

21 issues of this offbeat, avant-garde publication were produced between 1970 and 1975 on a semi-irregular basis. This eclectic art project was the brainchild of Richard Goldberger and Richard Menzies, that offered news and photographs of the people and happenings of the Bonneville Salt Flats and West Desert. The Salt Flat News could be described as reporting on nothing happening in nowhere. They described themselves as "The only paper in the world that gives a damn about what happens on the Salt Flats.

"Wendover is beyond the horizon; be it east or west as horizons generally move more toward the horizontal rather than the vertical. In the age of Manifest Destiny, not to be construed with the age of Aquarius, persons went west, and north was just another way of going west; only a touch more colder. No more fitting a place to watch television whether it be 'The Secret Storm' or the 'Vietnam War' by Cronkite, Wendover is all but a point on a map inhabited by good people who know the old adage - a hard day's work equals an honest day's pay." - from the first issue.

Price: $500.00

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