January 24, 2018

Hyrum, Utah

Life in Hyrum, Utah, explained by people who’ve lived in Hyrum:

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Hyrum Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Hyrum?

  • I love that it’s not busy and crowded. I also love being near the canyon.(Amanda, 6 months)
  • Small town feel. (Bri, 8 years)
  • It’s a great place to live and raise a family. (Abe, 14 years)
  • Quiet country living. (Jennifer, 14 years)
  • Peacefulness. (Esther, 19 years)
  • A wonderful place to grow up in the 50 & 60’s. (Marianne, 20 years)
  • The friendly community. (Rose, 20 years)
  • Lincoln School, South Cache HS. (Rose, 21 years)
  • Small town feel. (Nate, 26 years)
  • Safety. (Ryan, 35 years)

Hyrum Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Hyrum?

  • There’s not a lot here. We have some eating places and there’s 1 grocery store, but we personally don’t like them and usually drive to Logan anyways. Though Logan isn’t far, it’s not convenient to have to drive into Logan all the time for these types of things. (Amanda, 6 months)
  • The smells. (Bri, 8 years)
  • Smells from the rendering plant. (Jennifer, 14 years)
  • No sidewalks…back in the day, most side roads were not paved, so walking on muddy roads was unpleasant. Sleigh riding in the winter was awesome. (Esther, 19 years)
  • Canyon wind blowing drifts up my front during the winter time. (Rose, 20 years)
  • Gossip. (Marianne, 20 years)
  • No bus ride in winter. (Rose, 21 years)
  • Having to go elsewhere to shop. (Nate, 26 years)
  • Rendering plant/blood ponds. (Ryan, 35 years)

Hyrum Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Hyrum?

  • Hiking in the canyon, elk at hardware ranch, 4th of July parade. (Amanda, 6 months)
  • Blacksmith Fork- camping, hiking, fishing; Hardware Ranch, beach at Hyrum Reservoir. (Bri, 8 years)
  • Go to the dam fishing or water ski. (Abe, 14 years)
  • Fishing at Hyrum dam. Camping. (Jennifer, 14 years)
  • When I was growing up, Hyrum Dam was the place to be. Winter activities included sleigh riding and ice skating. As a teenager, the weekend dances were the place to be. (Marianne, 20 years)
  • Hiking, rodeo, baseball games. (Rose, 20 years)
  • July 4th Parade, Hyrum Dam. (Rose, 21 years)
  • Hyrum dam (boat, swim, fish). (Nate, 26 years)
  • Boating/fishing. (Ryan, 35 years)

Hyrum’s Reputation

What’s Hyrum known for?

  • Mt. Crest, the wind, and horrible smells. (Bri, 8 years)
  • 4th of July parade. (Jennifer, 14 years)
  • Hyrum (dam) Lake, EA Millers, Elite Hall, Hardware Ranch. (Esther, 19 years)
  • Back in the day it was the meat packing industry. (Marianne, 20 years)
  • Rodeo and July 4th parade.(Rose, 20 years)
  • Bessie Brown. (Rose, 21 years)
  • Hyrum Dam. (Nate, 26 years)

Hyrum Crime

What’s the crime like in Hyrum? (hot spot areas, etc.)

  • I haven’t seen any problems in my area since we moved in (behind MCHS). (Amanda, 6 months)
  • It’s pretty decent for the size. (Bri, 8 years)
  • When I lived there, very low. Elmer L. was our town lawman. (Esther, 19 years)
  • Pretty low. (Rose, 20 years)
  • Growing up hardly none. (Rose, 21 years)
  • Minimal when I lived there. (Nate, 26 years)
  • Low. (Ryan, 35 years)

Hyrum Advice

Any advice for people moving to Hyrum?

  • Be a good neighbor because good people live there.(Abe, 14 years)
  • If people haven’t known you all of your life, it can be difficult to meet people. As in any small town, there are cliques. (Marianne, 20 years)
  • Get your redneck on!(Rose, 20 years)
  • Many good people. (Rose, 21 years)
  • The wind blows out of the canyon in the mornings on the east side of town. (Nate, 26 years)
  • Relax and enjoy. (Ryan, 35 years)

Hyrum Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Hyrum (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • As a kid we loved to sleigh ride on Hooker Hill.(Abe, 14 years)
  • I loved South Cache and it’s sports, school/church dances at the Elite Hall. (Esther, 19 years)
  • I was Miss Hyrum in 1968. My uncle, LeGrande Miller was mayor. He presented a bouquet of roses. I was also a dairy princess. Being on one of the parade floats was such fun. (Marianne, 20 years)
  • My twin sister and I were chosen Diary Princess 1969…we rode the float throughout the Cache County towns.(Rose, 21 years)
  • Watched movies with a generator in the tunnel under the dam with dates.(Nate, 26 years)

Hyrum’s Future

How do you think Hyrum will change over the next 10 years?

  • I’m guessing it will grow. Other parts of Cache Valley are getting more crowded, so people will have to start moving further out. (Amanda, 6 months)
  • It hasn’t changed much in 50 years. I don’t think it will change much 10 years from now. (Abe, 14 years)
  • It will just keep getting more families moving in and growing. (Esther, 19 years)
  • I hope people will be more receptive if change and welcome newcomers. (Marianne, 20 years)
  • Mostly housing. (Rose, 20 years)
  • More growth. (Rose, 21 years)
  • More houses and businesses. (Nate, 26 years)

Hyrum Facts

Any other interesting facts about Hyrum?

  • When I lived there the celebrations and rodeos were fun, also going up Blacksmith Fork Canyon for picnics, hiking up to the ‘rock’ at Easter. (Esther, 19 years)
  • The early history is fascinating.(Marianne, 20 years)
  • The doctors office and dental office many years ago was joined together..the facade and glassware always intrigued me when I was a child. The movie house was next door. (Rose, 21 years)