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Historical Tidbits
Historical Tidbits
Information from the Virginia Hanson Special Collections
Founding of Brigham Young College
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Founded in September 1878, Brigham Young College was owned and operated by the LDS church, the valley's majority religion even to this day. It was dedicated to fulfill Brigham Young's vision of creating a school where men and women could receive hands-on career training. It's greatest strength proved to be training professional teachers. It operated until 1926, and it's campus and buildings were donated to the City of Logan. Logan High continues to this day on the site of the old college.

For more information about the college, explore a USU digital collection.

~ Jason, 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
Temple Barn
369 East 200 North
1973
The Temple Barn was built early in the Summer of 1877 for the purpose of housing the livestock, wagons and equipment used during the construction of the Logan LDS Temple (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).

Picture ID: 6L

Source: Logan Beautification Committee (1973)
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More Historic Photos Other Digital Projects

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Online Resources
Featured databases and websites

Databases

Ancestry Library Edition
Access over 2 billion names in more than 3,000 databases to help extend your family trees.
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Logan Library Digital Projects
Includes a growing collection of photographs, abstracts, newspapers, and more - a constantly growing collection on the history of Cache Valley.

Websites

  • Logan Maps - Various historical maps of Logan, Utah, many viewable online.
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More Links

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Mayors of Logan

John A. Crockett
20th Mayor of Logan

John A. Crockett Dates in Office: 1922-1926
Terms in Office: 2
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From Logan's History

1867

~ Joseph, the three year old son of Edwin M. Curtis was taken by Native Americans. He was eventually found, covered with blankets, in the Native American camp a short distance from town.