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Historical Tidbits
Historical Tidbits
Information from the Virginia Hanson Special Collections
150 Year Old Minute Book
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The City of Logan will celebrate its sesquicentennial on January 17th as the city's charter was granted by the Territorial Assembly on January 17, 1866. The first council minute book details the efforts to organize the first administration: an election was held on March 5, 1866 and on March 14th the elected officials met to officially organize under the charter.

Over the past year an effort was made with Utah State University to digitize this minute book which covers the years 1866 to 1886, the first twenty years after the incorporation of the city under charter. In addition, the original council book is now on display in the Virginia Hanson Special Collections room of the Logan Library.


Thanks goes to the Digital Public Library of America and the Mountain West Digital Library for funding the digitization of this minute book.

~ Jason Cornelius, Special Collections Librarian


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Past Tidbits

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Historic Photos
A collection of historic photos of Logan.

Photo Title Description
Preston A. Thatcher

Seventeenth mayor of Logan, Utah. This is a photograph taken from a collection of former mayor photographs which is hanging in Logan City Hall. Click here for more information.

Picture ID: 6L

Source: Logan Library Photo Collection-People
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More Historic Photos Other Digital Projects

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Online Resources
Featured databases and websites

Databases

World Vital Records
Connect easily to over 4.2 billion names from family history records collections worldwide.
FAQ Access in the library only.
Logan Library Digital Projects
Includes a growing collection of photographs, abstracts, newspapers, and more - a constantly growing collection on the history of Cache Valley.

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Mayors of Logan

Walter N. Nickel
31st Mayor of Logan

Walter N. Nickel Dates in Office: 1978-1982
Terms in Office: 1
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From Logan's History

2004

June 23 ~ A $1.7 million collection of genealogical materials was donated to the City of Logan by Everton Publishers, based in Nibley, Utah. The 82,000 item private collection was planned to be made available to the public as part of the Logan Library.