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Historical Tidbits
Historical Tidbits
Information from the Virginia Hanson Special Collections
New Artwork Donation
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Visitors of the Logan Library may have noticed that throughout the building we have quite a few excellent art pieces. In addition to these fine pieces, library patrons have also enjoyed the community art wall where novice and experienced artists have displayed their work. We have a proud history of displaying art and are now excited to display a new mural on canvas in the Virginia Hanson Special Collections Room.

The mural is large (24 feet long) and was painted in 1964 by Utah State University Professors Everett C. Thorpe and Harrison T. Groutage, two well-known names in Utah art history. Hoehne, the third name on the mural is currently unknown. The piece depicts various scenes throughout Cache and Rich counties.

Little is known about the history of the piece except that it likely once hung somewhere on campus, was sometime removed and placed in storage, and it hasn't been displayed for decades. Recently the piece was given a new home at the library so the public could once again enjoy the details found in the piece. If you know anything about its history, please let us know, and be sure to come into special collections to view it.

~ Jason, Special Collections Librarian


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Past Tidbits

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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 west side (main entrance) of the old library building.

Picture ID: 6L

Source: Logan Library Photo Collection-Library History
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More Historic Photos Other Digital Projects

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Online Resources
Featured databases and websites

Databases

Ancestry Library Edition
Access over 2 billion names in more than 3,000 databases to help extend your family trees.
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Utah Digital Newspapers
Digitized archives of Utah newspapers

Websites

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More Links

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  • Center Street - East from Main
    Center Street - East from Main
  • Oregon Shortline Train
    Oregon Shortline Train

  • "Pathfinder" Touring car
  • Woodruff School
    Woodruff School
  • Traveling Stage Show
    Traveling Stage Show

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Mayors of Logan

Preston A. Thatcher
17th Mayor of Logan

Preston A. Thatcher Dates in Office: 1914-1917
Terms in Office: 2
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From Logan's History

1928

~ Construction on the Cache Valley General Hospital at 50 North 100 East was completed. It replaced the old hospital on Main Street.