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Historical Tidbits
Historical Tidbits
Information from the Virginia Hanson Special Collections
Logan History Index

Several years ago we began to create an online Logan History Index. As part of this project, we have gradually been entering in the indexes or creating indexes for the various local histories, biographies, genealogies, and other materials in our collection. There are now over 90,000 index listings from 65 different sources. Some of the books have never been indexed before!

Why is this important? We have found a treasure trove of historical facts locked away in these various materials, sometimes extremely difficult to find. We hope that by creating this index researchers will be able to locate valuable pieces of their family and local history.

Come and try it out or volunteer YOUR time to this effort.

~ Jason, Special Collections Librarian


Past Tidbits


Historic Photos
A collection of historic photos of Logan.

Photo Title Description
Plaster Detail in Ellen Eccles Theater
43 South Main
about 1991
The Capitol Theater, built as a performance theater in 1923, was changed into a movie house and later allowed to deteriorate. After a fire in January 1990, restoration was completed in 1993. It was renamed "The Ellen Eccles Theatre" in honor of the prominent Logan matriarch who is known for her contributions to the Cache Valley Community. Each summer the Utah Festival Opera Company performs several operas and musical productions at the Ellen Eccles Theater.

This is a photograph of some of the plaster detail before the 1993 restoration.

Picture ID: 6L

Source: Logan Library Photo Collection-Buildings


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Online Resources
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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.



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Mayors of Logan

Curtis L. Miner
23rd Mayor of Logan

Curtis L. Miner Dates in Office: 1946-1950
Terms in Office: 2

From Logan's History


December 18 ~ The first Logan schoolhouse was constructed of logs, measuring 40 by 60 feet in size, with a dirt floor and roof. It was used for various purposes: school house, meeting house, amusement hall, and even as a jail.