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Genealogy and Local History at the Virginia Hanson Special Collections
Local Railroads
Friday, 12 September 2014

The railroad was an important part of living in Cache Valley during the nineteenth century. Settlers first began arriving in 1856, and by 1868 the transcontinental railroad was completed just slightly west of here in neighboring Box Elder County.

Local community leaders began planning a branch line to Cache Valley in 1871. From that point on goods were easily shipped in and out of the valley, resulting in a better standard of living throughout.

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~ Jason, Special Collections Librarian


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Historic Photos
A collection of historic photos of Logan.

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Moses Thatcher, Jr. House
95 South 100 West
This house was built in 1893 by Moses Thatcher, Jr. Mr. Thatcher was active in local government as a long time Cache County commissioner. Leora Thatcher, Utah actress whose career has included motion pictures, radio, television, and Broadway Theater, was born in this house.

Picture ID: 6L

Source: Logan Beautification Committee (1973)

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Mayors of Logan

George W. Thatcher
9th Mayor of Logan

George W. Thatcher Dates in Office: 1894-1896
Terms in Office: 1

From Logan's History


May 18 ~ Ground was broken for construction of the Logan Temple, a significant building in Logan to this day and to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.