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Monday, 24 March 2014
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Bear Lake Monster
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If you've lived in Cache Valley for any length of time, you may have heard about a monster just over the mountains in Bear Lake. The existance of the monster was reported by Mormon pioneers of the Bear Lake Valley as early as 1863, but you'll have to decide for yourself if you believe that it exists or not!

Check out the following sources to learn more:


~ Jason, Special Collections Librarian

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Posted By Logan Library - Logan History Blog at 12:39 PM
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Monday, 3 June 2013
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1875 Logan Bird's Eye View Map
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While organizing and sorting through some historical materials, I found an article which appeared in the Deseret News newspaper in January 1973. It detailed some of the history behind a bird's eye view map of Logan which now hangs on the wall in our special collections.

The map was given to former Mayor Fjeldsted by then librarian Virginia Hanson. The map appears to be an original from the nineteenth century and has since been digitized by USU Special Collections for inclusion on the Mountain West Digital Library.

Come in to the library to view this interesting piece of Logan history or contact me with any questions.

~ Jason, Special Collections Librarian

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Posted By Logan Library - Logan History Blog at 3:15 PM
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Tuesday, 14 May 2013
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Cache County Fallen Officers
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In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week.

In commemoration of this, we remember the officers of the law who have died while serving the citizens of Cache Valley and elsewhere. The following is a list of those that I'm aware of in the Valley:


Willard R. Dahle, Logan City Police Department, died May 4, 1929.

Deputy Alma P. Sorenson, Cache County Sheriff's Office, August 27, 1959.

Officer Edwin L. Edwards, Logan City Police Department, August 27, 1959.

Lieutenant James R. Merrill, Cache County Sheriff's Office, January 5, 1974.

Deputy Charles H. Dickey, Jr., Cache County Sheriff's Office, March 18, 1984.

See the following sources:


~ Jason, Special Collections Librarian
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Posted By Logan Library - Logan History Blog at 12:17 PM
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