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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


Past Tidbits


Historic Photos
A collection of historic photos of Logan.

Photo Title Description
Julia Blair
Logan, Utah
about 1900
Julia "June" Blair, daughter of Jedediah M. & Julia S. (Balliff) Blair, was born October 24, 1880 in Logan, Utah. She married David Athay, and died in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1963.

Picture ID: 6L

Source: Whit Young 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


~ Bridgerland Applied Technology College moved to 1301 North 600 West in Logan, the old Wurlitzer piano and organ factory. This is currently the main of four campuses located in Box Elder, Cache and Rich counties.