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Historical Tidbits
Historical Tidbits
Information from the Virginia Hanson Special Collections
150 Year Old Minute Book
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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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Past Tidbits

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Historic Photos
A collection of historic photos of Logan.

Photo Title Description
Logan Main Street
50 South Main
about 1961
This postcard image shows many of Main Street businesses from about 50 South and northward on the western side of the street. The image can be fairly acurately dated because Disney's The Parent Trap was showing in the Capitol Theater which was released in 1961.

Picture ID: 6L

Source: Logan Library Photo Collection-Buildings
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Online Resources
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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

1859

July ~ John P. Wright, leader of the companies, laid out Fort Logan in Mid-July 1859. Lots were drawn on July 27, 1859.