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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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Historic Photos
A collection of historic photos of Logan.

Photo Title Description
Dee's Drive In Restaurant
210 North Main
This restaurant of yesteryear was located where Burger King currently is in downtown Logan.

Picture ID: 6L

Source: Logan Beautification Committee (1973)

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Mayors of Logan

William Evans Jr.
22nd Mayor of Logan

William Evans Jr. Dates in Office: 1940-1946
Terms in Office: 3

From Logan's History


~ Five schools were established in Logan, one in each of the five wards. These structures were adobe, about 25' X 50' and were called "model school houses" by the Territorial Superintendent of Common Schools.