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Friday, 16 January 2015
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Cache County Relic Hall
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Logan and Cache Valley in general is blessed with strong pioneer history. This heritage is often represented in buildings, many of which are still standing all around us. However, some have been razed through the years as is the case for the old Cache County Relic Hall.

Recently I communicated with Elisabeth Carroll of Salt Lake City who has written a history of this structure. Beginning as an old stone barn in the late 1860s, the building later became part of Brigham Young College campus, and finally a Relic Hall for the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers in 1927. It may have been heavily damaged after the 1962 earthquake and subsequently razed, but the exact date is unknown.

Feel free to contact me if you have any further information you would like to share.

~ Jason Cornelius, Special Collections Librarian

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Posted By Logan Library - Logan History Blog at 10:55 AM
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Friday, 12 September 2014
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Local Railroads
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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.

Check out the following sources to learn more:


~ Jason, Special Collections Librarian

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Posted By Logan Library - Logan History Blog at 2:43 PM
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Monday, 24 March 2014
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Bear Lake Monster
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If you've lived in Cache Valley for any length of time, you may have heard about a monster just over the mountains in Bear Lake. The existance of the monster was reported by Mormon pioneers of the Bear Lake Valley as early as 1863, but you'll have to decide for yourself if you believe that it exists or not!

Check out the following sources to learn more:


~ Jason, Special Collections Librarian

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Posted By Logan Library - Logan History Blog at 12:39 PM
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