I wrote several articles a year or two ago about the 82,000-piece Everton genealogy library being donated to the city of Logan, Utah. The city hoped to create a major genealogy research facility to attract visitors. Now an article on KSL Television's web site says that the new library isn't being used very much. Fewer than 200 people visited between the opening, Oct. 10, and the end of 2006.
City officials are wondering if the benefits were exaggerated when they agreed to display the Everton Collection in an empty courtroom in the Justice Building. "Maybe it's too early to tell, but it doesn't seem to be panning out from the projections," Councilwoman Tami Pyfer said. "I think it validates our initial concern with accepting this donation."
You can read the full story at http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=986491.
My thanks to Matt Misbach for telling me about this story.