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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.

Check out the following sources to learn more:


~ Jason, Special Collections Librarian

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Historic Photos
A collection of historic photos of Logan.

Photo Title Description
Bridgerland Motel
43 East 100 South
about 1976
Built in 1940, this motel has been in use for many years. It is currently the Old Trapper Inn.

Picture ID: 6L

Source: Community Development Photo Collection
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Online Resources
Featured databases and websites

Databases

Logan Library Digital Projects
Includes a growing collection of photographs, abstracts, newspapers, and more - a constantly growing collection on the history of Cache Valley.
Ancestry Library Edition
Access over 2 billion names in more than 3,000 databases to help extend your family trees.
FAQ Access in the library only.

Websites

  • Logan Newspapers - Historical newspapers resources available for Logan, Utah, including digital records and newspaper abstracts.
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Mayors of Logan

John A. Crockett
20th Mayor of Logan

John A. Crockett Dates in Office: 1922-1926
Terms in Office: 2
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From Logan's History

1866

July 10 ~ A very high flag pole was erected as a means of communication for the community. It was placed on the southeast corner of the temple lot, near the corner of 100 north and 300 east. This was referred to as the Liberty Pole. A white flag meant that the residents were to be watchful and stand by in case of trouble. If a red flag ever flew, it meant danger and the men were to take their guns and gather immediately.