The stories of Logan Canyon will be told through a podcast series from Stokes Nature Center in 2011. The program will include 15 podcasts explaining the history and lore of various Logan Canyon sites, which participants can listen to while at the locations. “I haven’t seen most of the areas she talked about in my time in the canyon, so I think it would be interesting to actually listen to the story while at the sites,” said Kelly Goonan, human dimensions of ecosystem science and management graduate student. Elaine Thatcher, program coordinator of the Mountain West Center for Regional Studies, gave a lecture Thursday about the stories covered by this program at the Merrill-Cazier Library. “Telling stories gives you a sense of place and makes you feel you belong,” said Annalisa Paul, director of operations at the Stokes Nature center, “so many people in the community are interested in history. We wanted to find a compelling way to share these stories.” Paul said the series could benefit USU students both socially and academically. Thatcher said Logan canyon was supposedly named for Ephraim Logan, a fur trapper from St. Louis. She said there is another theory that Logan canyon and city were named after Omaha Native American Logan Fontenelle, who had a friendly relationship with the LDS leadership of the time.
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