History of Clarkston, Utah
by Kaylene Allen Griffin (Links Added)

There 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...."

With 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.

After 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 going home.

Compiled 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."

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