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 linked to some unique photos in the gallery:
- Ezra Taft Benson visits Logan
- Logan, Utah Temple at night
- Construction of what would eventually become Utah State University.
- One of Logan's first automobiles
- April 1912 fire at the Thatcher Opera House and Bank
- Shoshone Native Americans hold a celebration in 1909
- Some early skiers at Beaver Mountain
- Drug store scene from 1923
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.