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Historical Tidbits
Historical Tidbits
Information from the Virginia Hanson Special Collections
Edith Bowen and the Library

Edith Bowen is a name that is well known throughout Cache Valley. She was an influential early educator, and her name is well known today for her namesake, the Edith Bowen Laboratory School on USU campus.

Recently my interest was peeked when I learned that she was also a long serving board member for our library. While combing through the board minutes, I discovered a letter, dated October 2, 1939, tendering her resignation from the board. I was touched by her handwritten words of support for libraries!

~ Jason Cornelius, Special Collections Librarian


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Historic Photos
A collection of historic photos of Logan.

Photo Title Description
Logan's Electric Streetcar
Main Street
about 1915
The electric railroad car ran from the train depot on 600 West, eastward to Main Street, northward to 400 North, and eastward to Utah Agricultural College. Later, branches ran all the way north to Preston and south to Hyrum.

Picture ID: 6L

Source: Ray Somers Photo Collection

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Mayors of Logan

William W. Owens
24th Mayor of Logan

William W. Owens Dates in Office: 1950-1958
Terms in Office: 4

From Logan's History


~ A Presbyterian church and school were started in Logan by the Reverend Calvin Parks and his wife which continued until 1934. The school was called the Cache Valley Seminary but later it was renamed the New Jersey Academy. In 1934 the Academy merged with the Wasatch Academy in Mount Pleasant and had approximately 210 boarding students.