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Historical Tidbits
Historical Tidbits
Information from the Virginia Hanson Special Collections
150 Year Old Minute Book

The City of Logan will celebrate its sesquicentennial on January 17th as the city's charter was granted by the Territorial Assembly on January 17, 1866. The first council minute book details the efforts to organize the first administration: an election was held on March 5, 1866 and on March 14th the elected officials met to officially organize under the charter.

Over the past year an effort was made with Utah State University to digitize this minute book which covers the years 1866 to 1886, the first twenty years after the incorporation of the city under charter. In addition, the original council book is now on display in the Virginia Hanson Special Collections room of the Logan Library.

Thanks goes to the Digital Public Library of America and the Mountain West Digital Library for funding the digitization of this minute book.

~ Jason Cornelius, Special Collections Librarian


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Historic Photos
A collection of historic photos of Logan.

Photo Title Description
Logan Library
90 North 100 East
about 1983
The old Logan Library building was built in 1932 and operated for many years as the Cache County Library. The architect was Mr. Leslie Hodgson. The library moved to its present location in 1985. This photo shows the northeast corner of the old library building.

Picture ID: 6L

Source: Logan Library Photo Collection-Library History

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Mayors of Logan

William W. Owens
24th Mayor of Logan

William W. Owens Dates in Office: 1950-1958
Terms in Office: 4

From Logan's History


~ Fire destroyed the third floor of the north wing of Old Main on the USU campus. The roof was removed and the entire north wing was gutted. By Fall of 1985, it was rebuilt, including an elaborate turret that had been removed after the earthquake of August 1962.