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Monday, 3 June 2013
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1875 Logan Bird's Eye View Map
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While organizing and sorting through some historical materials, I found an article which appeared in the Deseret News newspaper in January 1973. It detailed some of the history behind a bird's eye view map of Logan which now hangs on the wall in our special collections.

The map was given to former Mayor Fjeldsted by then librarian Virginia Hanson. The map appears to be an original from the nineteenth century and has since been digitized by USU Special Collections for inclusion on the Mountain West Digital Library.

Come in to the library to view this interesting piece of Logan history or contact me with any questions.

~ Jason, Special Collections Librarian

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Posted By Logan Library - Logan History Blog at 3:15 PM
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Tuesday, 14 May 2013
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Cache County Fallen Officers
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In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week.

In commemoration of this, we remember the officers of the law who have died while serving the citizens of Cache Valley and elsewhere. The following is a list of those that I'm aware of in the Valley:


Willard R. Dahle, Logan City Police Department, died May 4, 1929.

Deputy Alma P. Sorenson, Cache County Sheriff's Office, August 27, 1959.

Officer Edwin L. Edwards, Logan City Police Department, August 27, 1959.

Lieutenant James R. Merrill, Cache County Sheriff's Office, January 5, 1974.

Deputy Charles H. Dickey, Jr., Cache County Sheriff's Office, March 18, 1984.

See the following sources:


~ Jason, Special Collections Librarian
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Posted By Logan Library - Logan History Blog at 12:17 PM
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Wednesday, 19 September 2012
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Sego Milk Products Company
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This week I received several questions about the Sego Milk Products Company, a company of tremendous local significance during the early twentieth century. Finding answers to these questions has led me to better understand how the dairy industry impacted Cache Valley.

Dairy manufacturing business ventures in Cache Valley go back to 1870's. However, as dairy productions and marketing became more specialized and the market grew, companies created solely for these purposes were created. By the 1890 creameries were common throughout Cache Valley, but many were trying to discover a use for the rising surplus of milk production in the valley. One solution was found by the Utah Condensed Milk Company when in 1903 they build the first condensed milk factory in Utah, producing what they called "Sego Milk".

By 1925 the Sego Milk Products Company had become the largest dairy processor in the intermountain territory and was acquired by Pet Milk Company. Over time Sego Milk became part of what has become Pet Incorporated, a major international food producing company with a variety of products it produces.


Sources of interest:


~ Jason, Special Collections Librarian
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Posted By Logan Library - Logan History Blog at 5:53 PM
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