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SLIDE SHOW: 104 old photos show unique history of Logan, Utah

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April 1912 fire at the Thatcher Opera House and Bank in Logan, Utah.{ }(Photo: Utah State Historical Society)

The history of Europeans descendants in Logan, Utah begins in 1859, when Brigham Young ordered pioneer settlers to survey the site for a new fort along the Logan River.

But human history in the area dates back thousands of years, where Native Americans with the Shoshone Tribe used the lush valley to hunt, fish, and live.

We've gathered more than 100 photos of Logan and the surrounding area in our gallery, which you can see by clicking here or on one of the photos above.

We've linked to some unique photos in the gallery:

Today, the city may be best known as the home of Utah State University, which began as the Agricultural College of Utah in 1888, but the city began as a settlement for Mormon pioneers.

Pioneers named the community after Ephraim Logan, an early fur trapper in the area, and Logan became an incorporated city on January 17, 1866.

Logan's most iconic building is arguably the Logan, Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The temple was announced in 1876 and became the second currently-active temple completed in 1884, seven years after the St. George Temple was finished.

Brigham Young College was founded in Logan on August 6, 1877, and remained a school for nearly 50 years before it closed in 1926.

You can learn more about Logan's history here.


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