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Historical Tidbits
Historical Tidbits
Information from the Virginia Hanson Special Collections
Twentieth Anniversary of Local Historian's Death

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the loss of Andrew Jeffrey "A.J" Simmonds, prominent Cache Valley historian. For 28 years, Simmonds served as the curator of archives and special collections at Utah State University's Merrill-Cazier Library. He died on the morning of June 18, 1995 in his home in Trenton, Utah.

Mr. Simmonds contributed greatly to the understanding of Cache Valley history. Among his publications found in our library:

~ Jason, Special Collections Librarian


Past Tidbits


Historic Photos
A collection of historic photos of Logan.

Photo Title Description
Lorenzo Hansen House
33 South 100 West
about 1920
This house was built in 1907 by Lorenzo Hansen, mayor of Logan City from 1902 to 1904. He was the founder of the Cache Valley Condensed Milk Company. He was instrumental in establishing the Budge Hospital and the first municipal power plant in Logan.

Picture ID: 6L

Source: Ray Somers Photo Collection

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Online Resources
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  • Logan Maps - Various historical maps of Logan, Utah, many viewable online.

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Mayors of Logan

Russell F. Fjeldsted
33rd Mayor of Logan

Russell F. Fjeldsted Dates in Office: 1990-1994
Terms in Office: 1

From Logan's History


~ Construction of Logan's sewer and lagoon treatment system was completed