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These are all the Logan History Blog posted in April, 2011.
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Thursday, 28
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 / Category:History Tidbits
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Wednesday, 20
Happy Birthday, Logan Library!
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This week the Logan Library is celebrating its 95th birthday. It was created by city ordinance on April 18, 1916 and has been serving the needs of Logan residents ever since!
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Posted By Logan Library - Logan History Blog at 1:08 PM / Category:Announcements / News
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Friday, 15
Logan Sanborn Maps Now Available
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The Logan Library recently acquired a full set of Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Logan City, including the years 1885, 1890, 1900, 1930, and 1955. The maps have been supplied to us by the University of Utah.

Originally used by fire fighters to estimate the potential risk for urban structures, Sanborn maps are well known by family historians and researchers of local history to include incredible details about each building in a city. They aid the researcher to understand the history, growth, and development of Logan. The maps include information such as the outline of each building, the size, shape and construction materials, heights, and function of structures, location of windows and doors. The maps also give street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers.

Ask at the Logan Library Reference Desk to use this important new resource.
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Posted By Logan Library - Logan History Blog at 2:42 PM / Category:New Materials
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