Mary Breckenridge (1881-1965), a nurse midwife. She founded the Frontier Nursing Service to provide maternity services to women in the Appalachian mountains of eastern Kentucky. Nurses visited families on horseback. This service significantly lowered the maternal mortality rate of the region served.
Jack and Mamie Thurman moved to Logan WV in 1924 into an apartment over a garage in the backyard of Harry and Louise Robertson. In 1932 Mamie's body was found brutally murdered and Harry Robertson was arrested.Tho he was let off it came out he and Mamie were lovers and she was seeing 16 other men. She now haunts the area where her body was found.