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150 Year Old Minute Book

The City of Logan will celebrate its sesquicentennial on January 17th as the city's charter was granted by the Territorial Assembly on January 17, 1866. The first council minute book details the efforts to organize the first administration: an election was held on March 5, 1866 and on March 14th the elected officials met to officially organize under the charter.

Over the past year an effort was made with Utah State University to digitize this minute book which covers the years 1866 to 1886, the first twenty years after the incorporation of the city under charter. In addition, the original council book is now on display in the Virginia Hanson Special Collections room of the Logan Library.

Thanks goes to the Digital Public Library of America and the Mountain West Digital Library for funding the digitization of this minute book.

~ Jason Cornelius, Special Collections Librarian


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Historic Photos
A collection of historic photos of Logan.

Photo Title Description
Caine Lyric Theater
28 West Center Street
about 1976
This building became the Lyric Theater in 1913. Vitagraph movies were shown at the theater as well as live performances. Although during the 1940’s and 1950’s it was exclusively used as a movie theater, the building was restored to its full stage glory by Utah State University in 1960-1961. It became the Caine Lyric Theatre at that time. It was again refurbished in 2001.

Picture ID: 6L

Source: Logan Library Photo Collection-Buildings

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Mayors of Logan

Henry G. Hayball
16th Mayor of Logan

Henry G. Hayball Dates in Office: 1912-1914
Terms in Office: 1

From Logan's History


April 2 ~ Work commenced on the Logan and Richmond Canals and on the first of June of the same year they had water running in it to Hyde Park.