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Information from the Virginia Hanson Special Collections
Twentieth Anniversary of Local Historian's Death

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the loss of Andrew Jeffrey "A.J" Simmonds, prominent Cache Valley historian. For 28 years, Simmonds served as the curator of archives and special collections at Utah State University's Merrill-Cazier Library. He died on the morning of June 18, 1995 in his home in Trenton, Utah.

Mr. Simmonds contributed greatly to the understanding of Cache Valley history. Among his publications found in our library:

~ Jason, Special Collections Librarian


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Historic Photos
A collection of historic photos of Logan.

Photo Title Description
Logan Fire Department
179 North Main
about 1885
In 1880, by city ordinance, a fire department was created in Logan with E.W. Curtis as the first chief. In The firemen are standing in front of the hand-pump wagon and hose cart.

Picture ID: 6L

Source: Ray Somers Photo Collection

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Mayors of Logan

John H. Anderson
15th Mayor of Logan

John H. Anderson Dates in Office: 1910-1912
Terms in Office: 1

From Logan's History


~ A report of the territorial census of Logan, taken in 1868 showed the population to be 2,217 souls. (This could be in error, however as the population of Logan in 1870 for the federal census was 1,757.)