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Wednesday, 8 June 2011
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A Walk Down Library Memory Lane
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The library recently acquired several unique images of the old library building, located at 90 North 100 East. They were taken in about 1980 by Jerry Anderson, retired associate librarian, and remind us what the building looked like as one approached and entered that building.


[Select Photo 1, Photo 2, Photo 3, Photo 4, Photo 5, Photo 6, Photo 7, Photo 8, and Photo 9 to see photographs taken in 1980 of the Logan Library.]

We send our thanks to Jerry Anderson for the wonderful photographs.

Jason, Special Collections Librarian

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Posted By Logan Library - Logan History Blog at 4:54 PM
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Thursday, 28 April 2011
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Logana Pool and Waterslide
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After a library visitor recently asked about the Logana facility, I learned a great bit about local entertainment history.

Logana Plunge was located at 415 West and 1400 North around five artisan wells, four of which were geothermally heated, 80 degree water. The first swimming hole on the site was constructed in the 1920's. Soon a roof was constructed over the pool, but this roof collapsed in the mid-1960's during a heavy snowfall.

Ken and Marie Lindquist bought the pool in 1970 from Blaine Spencer. They soon added a slide for little kids and baseball batting cages along with other improvements. The swimming pool was finally closed in 1992. It is reported that Logan City considered buying the facility, but decided instead to construct the Logan Aquatic Center which currently serves the citizens of Logan at 451 South 500 West.


[Select Photo 1, Photo 2, and Photo 3 to see photographs taken in 1988 of Logana Plunge.]

We send our thanks to the Lindquist family for much of this information and the photographs.

Jason, Special Collections Librarian

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Posted By Logan Library - Logan History Blog at 1:21 PM
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Friday, 25 March 2011
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Logan Temple Deaths
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The Logan Temple is often looked at with enjoyment by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS); however, there was some sadness that went into the construction of the landmark building. The May 18th and May 25th, 1880 issues of the Herald Journal newspaper tell the story of two men who died on February 17, 1880 during construction.

These men were working in Logan Canyon when an avalanche approached them. William (Billy) King (see picture on the right) attempted to "get on the crest of the slide by standing on the backs of his team." Nephi Osterholdt attempted to get to the opposite side of the creek. Both men failed in their attempts and were crushed by the onslaught of heavy snow.

Their loss was sorely felt by family and friends alike after the tragedy. William King, father of the deceased, was nearly beside himself with grief. He is quoted as saying in an old Scottish drawl, "My son Billy's a guid boy, but he's got a cauld bed tae nicht." Large groups of women and girls gathered, despite the cold weather, at the brow of the hill, hoping to see the searchers returning with the bodies of the deceased out of the canyon. All of this sadness didn't deter the community from continuing in their efforts to finish the temple. It was dedicated on May 17, 1884 by John Taylor, president of the LDS church.
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Posted By Logan Library - Logan History Blog at 1:39 PM
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