was no need for locks or bars on the doors of our little town. Neighbors
shared freely. At butchering time meat was exchanged, and starts of
yeast went from house to house, as well as bread and fresh honey...."
modern transportation, good roads, television, and telephones, Clarkston
is not isolated in the same sense it once was. The school children are
transported to different locations in the valley for school. Groceries,
clothes, doctors and hospitals are readily available in Logan, and recreation
is no longer always homemade. However, there is still the part left
that made Clarkston a great place to live in 1864.
a visit to Clarkston today in 1995, one notices the yellow smog hanging
over Logan as you approach the Newton hill. There is a longing to want
to remain in the clean air and slower pace that is still found in the
town of our roots--to just sit on the front porch, visit and relax in
the evenings as we have done so many times in the past. It is little
wonder that so many people return to Clarkston to be buried. It is like
by Kaylene Allen Griffin from:
1. Ravsten, Euince P. & Ben J. History of Clarkston: The Granary of
Cache Valley, 1864-1964. 2. The Herald Journal, Pioneer Centennial Edition,
1947. 3. Hansen, Ann Godfrey. Isolated, "Tell Me a True Story."