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Historical Tidbits
Historical Tidbits
Information from the Virginia Hanson Special Collections
Founding of Brigham Young College
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Founded in September 1878, Brigham Young College was owned and operated by the LDS church, the valley's majority religion even to this day. It was dedicated to fulfill Brigham Young's vision of creating a school where men and women could receive hands-on career training. It's greatest strength proved to be training professional teachers. It operated until 1926, and it's campus and buildings were donated to the City of Logan. Logan High continues to this day on the site of the old college.

For more information about the college, explore a USU digital collection.

~ Jason, Special Collections Librarian


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Past Tidbits

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Historic Photos
A collection of historic photos of Logan.

Photo Title Description
Library Book Sale
90 North 100 East
October 9, 1973
A book sale in the old library. Herald Journal Newspaper Photographs Collection.

Picture ID: 6L

Source: Logan Library Photo Collection-Library History
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More Historic Photos Other Digital Projects

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Online Resources
Featured databases and websites

Databases

Ancestry Library Edition
Access over 2 billion names in more than 3,000 databases to help extend your family trees.
FAQ Access in the library only.
HeritageQuest
Read over 28,000 genealogy and local history ebooks, U.S. census records, Revolutionary War service records, and more.
FAQ Provided by Pioneer

Websites

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More Links

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Mayors of Logan

Douglas E. Thompson
35th Mayor of Logan

Douglas E. Thompson Dates in Office: 1998-2006
Terms in Office: 2
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From Logan's History

1983

~ The Cache Valley Cruise-In began with five organizers. The event currently attracts over 1000 vehicles with a spectator attendance of more than 30,000 people. The three day event takes place at the Logan/Cache Fairgrounds and a parade on Logan's Main Street.