its first subdivision in 1962, Providence changed at an accelerating
pace from a farming community into a "bedroom" suburb of Logan. Fields
began to give way to developer tracts of individually owned, single-family
houses on small lots. Although there is a spattering of home enterprises,
most commercial activities have disappeared from Providence. A major
employer of Providence citizens is Utah State University, which at its
founding in 1888 seriously considered the Providence bench for its location.
Other residents commute to Thiokol Corporation facilities or Hill Air
Force Base as well as to smaller business firms and institutions in
and around Logan.
History Committee, Providence and Her People (1974).
Doran J. Baker