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Genealogy and Local History at the Virginia Hanson Special Collections
Local Railroads
Friday, 12 September 2014
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The railroad was an important part of living in Cache Valley during the nineteenth century. Settlers first began arriving in 1856, and by 1868 the transcontinental railroad was completed just slightly west of here in neighboring Box Elder County.

Local community leaders began planning a branch line to Cache Valley in 1871. From that point on goods were easily shipped in and out of the valley, resulting in a better standard of living throughout.

Check out the following sources to learn more:


~ Jason, Special Collections Librarian

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Historic Photos
A collection of historic photos of Logan.

Photo Title Description
Utah Agricultural College Hill
Utah State University Campus
1897
This is a view of college hill, including Old Main in the center. The Mechanical Arts Building to the right had just been completed.

Picture ID: 6L

Source: Ray Somers Photo Collection
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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.
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.

Websites

  • Logan Newspapers - Historical newspapers resources available for Logan, Utah, including digital records and newspaper abstracts.
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Mayors of Logan

William B. Preston
2nd Mayor of Logan

William B. Preston Dates in Office: 1870-1882
Terms in Office: 3
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From Logan's History

1964

June 24 ~ The Cache Genealogical Library [now the Logan Regional Family History Center] was given use of a portion of the basement in the Cache County Library building which was unfurnished and unusable for public library purposes.