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Historical Tidbits
Historical Tidbits
Information from the Virginia Hanson Special Collections
Founding of Brigham Young College

Founded in September 1878, Brigham Young College was owned and operated by the LDS church, the valley's majority religion even to this day. It was dedicated to fulfill Brigham Young's vision of creating a school where men and women could receive hands-on career training. It's greatest strength proved to be training professional teachers. It operated until 1926, and it's campus and buildings were donated to the City of Logan. Logan High continues to this day on the site of the old college.

For more information about the college, explore a USU digital collection.

~ Jason, Special Collections Librarian


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Historic Photos
A collection of historic photos of Logan.

Photo Title Description
Margaret, Edward & Seth Hanson
Logan, Utah
about 1885
Martha "Mattie" Jane Blair, daughter of Seth M. & Sarah J. (Foster) Blair, was born August 9, 1856 in Salt Lake City. In 1881 she married Edward Hanson. She lived most of her life in Logan died there in 1948. She is here pictured with sons Edward and Seth Hanson.

Picture ID: 6L

Source: Whit Young Collection

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Mayors of Logan

Isaac Davis Haines
7th Mayor of Logan

Isaac Davis Haines Dates in Office: 1890-1892
Terms in Office: 1

From Logan's History


January ~ A school was constructed of logs, and various teachers were chosen.