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Genealogy and Local History at the Virginia Hanson Special Collections
Local Railroads
Friday, 12 September 2014

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.

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~ Jason, Special Collections Librarian


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Historic Photos
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Photo Title Description
First Security Bank
5 South Main Street
about 1976
After the Thatcher Bank and Opera House burned down in 1912, this building was constructed in its place. It has held several different banking institutions through the years.

Picture ID: 6L

Source: Community Development Photo Collection

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Mayors of Logan

Desmond L. Anderson
30th Mayor of Logan

Desmond L. Anderson Dates in Office: 1974-1978
Terms in Office: 1

From Logan's History


May ~ Sexton Hugh Adams finished removing the bodies from the old cemetery. All bodies were moved to the cemetery proper at the expense of the city.