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Historical Tidbits
Historical Tidbits
Information from the Virginia Hanson Special Collections
Founding of Brigham Young College

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


Past Tidbits


Historic Photos
A collection of historic photos of Logan.

Photo Title Description
First Presbyterian Church Building
196 West Center Street
about 1980
This building was constructed in 1926. The Reverend Calvin Parks established the First Presbyterian Church to Cache Valley in 1878.

Picture ID: 6L

Source: Logan Library Photo Collection-Buildings

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World Vital Records
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Mayors of Logan

Douglas E. Thompson
35th Mayor of Logan

Douglas E. Thompson Dates in Office: 1998-2006
Terms in Office: 2

From Logan's History


May 12 ~ The Logan Cooperative Mercantile Institution (LCMI) was organized, one of 16 mercantile establishments in Cache Valley.