An Early History of Cache County…

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Compiled by M. R. Hovey, Secretary, Logan Chamber of Commerce. January 1, 1923 to January 1, 1925. Also as printed in the Logan Journal, beginning August 4, 1923.

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t has been a great pleasure to me to compile the information of the early discovery and settlement of Cache Valley and the early history of the settlements. Nearly all the old pioneers interviewed have passed on. I am happy to know this information was obtained before they left us. It would be difficult to obtain now. With this information we can appreciate more fully some of the struggles and trials of the pioneers and conditions under which they lived.

The following verses by Walt Whitman seem appropriate.

Has the night descended?
Was the road of late so toilsome?
Did we stop discouraged nodding on our way?
Yet a passing hour I yield you in
your tracks to pause oblivious
Pioneers! O, Pioneers!

Till with sound a trumpet,
Far, far off the daybreak call —
Hark! How loud and clear I hear it wind,
Swift: to the head of the army!
Swift! Spring to your places,
Pioneers! O, Pioneers!

Merlin R. Hovey