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

Photo Title Description
"Pathfinder" Touring car
Logan Canyon
about 1910
Roy Cardon sits on his 1908 "Pathfinder". Roy's car was one of the first in Logan.

Picture ID: 6L

Source: Ray Somers Photo Collection
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Databases

Ancestry Library Edition
Access over 2 billion names in more than 3,000 databases to help extend your family trees.
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HeritageQuest
Read over 28,000 genealogy and local history ebooks, U.S. census records, Revolutionary War service records, and more.
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Mayors of Logan

Preston A. Thatcher
17th Mayor of Logan

Preston A. Thatcher Dates in Office: 1914-1917
Terms in Office: 2
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From Logan's History

1989

~ The highway through Logan Canyon was designated by the Forest Service as a National Forest Scenic Byway, making Logan Canyon one of the first routes so designated in the National Forest System.