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Genealogy and Local History at the Virginia Hanson Special Collections
Local Railroads
Friday, 12 September 2014

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.

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~ Jason, Special Collections Librarian


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John T. Caine III House
563 North 700 East
about 1980
John T. Caine III graduated from the Utah Agricultural College in 1905. He later became the director of Animal Husbandry at the UAC . It is currently an apartment building for students attending Utah State University.

Picture ID: 6L

Source: Logan Library Photo Collection-Buildings

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Mayors of Logan

James Quayle
6th and 8th Mayor of Logan

James Quayle Dates in Office: 1889-1890 [-] 1892-1894
Terms in Office: 2

From Logan's History


~ The first organization of higher education in Logan, LDS Church owned and operated Brigham Young College was established.