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

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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Historic Photos
A collection of historic photos of Logan.

Photo Title Description
Richmond, Utah Main Street
Richmond, Utah
about 1909
Richmond Horse Fair Parade.

Picture ID: 6L

Source: Ray Somers Photo Collection

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Mayors of Logan

Aaron F. Farr Jr.
5th Mayor of Logan

Aaron F. Farr Jr. Dates in Office: 1886-1889
Terms in Office: 1

From Logan's History


~ The Smithsonian Institute's National Air and Space Museum added Lt. Russell L. Maughan's coast-to-coast flight to their Milestones of Flight Commemorative Series. Maughan made the flight in a Curtiss PW-8 airplane. This recognition came on the 50th anniversary of the flight.