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)
  • Quaint. (Hanna, 2 years)
  • Proximity to stores. (Trina, 2 years)
  • Small town. (Sarah, 3 years)
  • 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)
  • Small community feeling. (Venessa, 16 years)
  • The views. (Alissa, 18 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)
  • The people and the scenery. (Shanna, 31 years)
  • Safety. (Ryan, 35 years)
  • My neighborhood. (Debra, 46 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)
  • Not much to do. (Hanna, 2 years)
  • Wind. (Trina, 2 years)
  • Smelly when the wind blows. (Sarah, 3 years)
  • The smells. (Bri, 8 years)
  • Smells from the rendering plant. (Jennifer, 14 years)
  • Trailer park crime or the factory smell sometimes. (Venessa, 16 years)
  • City government that does not listen to citizens. (Alissa, 18 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)
    The inversion in the winter. (Shanna, 31 years)
  • Rendering plant/blood ponds. (Ryan, 35 years)
  • The smell. (Debra, 46 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)
  • Go on long walks, fair amount of pretty places at least. (Hanna, 2 years)
  • Hyrum Dam. (Trina, 2 years)
  • Sledding, parks, splash pad. (Sarah, 3 years)
  • 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)
  • Hardware Ranch, Hyrum City events. (Venessa, 16 years)
  • Go to the dam, parks, rodeo. (Alissa, 18 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)
  • Parks, Hardware Ranch, Fish, Boating. (Shanna, 31 years)
  • Boating/fishing. (Ryan, 35 years)
  • We would tube down the fire station hill in the winter or go to Hyrum Dam. (Debra, 46 years)

Hyrum’s Reputation

What’s Hyrum known for?

  • Being Mormon? I’m not sure. (Hanna, 2 years)
  • Millers. (Trina, 2 years)
  • Blacksmith fork. (Sarah, 3 years)
  • Mt. Crest, the wind and horrible smells. (Bri, 8 years)
  • 4th of July parade. (Jennifer, 14 years)
  • Hardware Ranch. (Venessa, 16 years)
  • Rodeo. (Alissa, 18 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 Dam. (Shanna, 31 years)
  • The smell. (Debra, 46 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)
  • The schools at night are spooky. (Hanna, 2 years)
  • Minimal. (Trina, 2 years)
  • Small time vandals. (Sarah, 3 years)
  • It’s pretty decent for the size. (Bri, 8 years)
  • I believe crime is low compared to other places, maybe I am naive. (Venessa, 16 years)
  • Very little crime. (Alissa, 18 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)
  • It seems particularly bad where there is high density housing (trailer park, subdivisions, etc.). (Shanna, 31 years)
  • Low. (Ryan, 35 years)

Hyrum Advice

Any advice for people moving to Hyrum?

  • Pretend you’re Mormon to prevent ostracism. (Hanna, 2 years)
  • Great place. (Trina, 2 years)
  • I love it more than I thought I would. (Sarah, 3 years)
  • Be a good neighbor because good people live there.(Abe, 14 years)
  • Get to know your neighbors, they likely rock! (Venessa, 16 years)
  • Get to know your neighbors. (Alissa, 18 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)
  • Come prepared to find people you will enjoy and a genuine home town feel. (Shanna, 31 years)
  • Relax and enjoy. (Ryan, 35 years)
  • Stay away from Millers. (Debra, 46 years)

Hyrum Stories

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

  • When Pokemon Go first came out, it was really fun walking around Hyrum, talking to other locals and just having a good time playing the game. (Hanna, 2 years)
  • Splash pad parties. (Sarah, 3 years)
  • As a kid we loved to sleigh ride on Hooker Hill. (Abe, 14 years)
  • I really enjoy the Hyrum city night against crime as well as the 4th of July activites. (Venessa, 16 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 Dairy 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)
  • They have the best parade on July 4th! (they also have fireworks). (Shanna, 31 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 farther out. (Amanda, 6 months)
  • I’m sure it will become more modern, busy, city-like. (Hanna, 2 years)
  • Growth. (Trina, 2 years)
  • Growing. (Sarah, 3 years)
  • It hasn’t changed much in 50 years. I don’t think it will change much 10 years from now. (Abe, 14 years)
  • I believe it will grow but in the past 10 years it still feels small town. (Venessa, 16 years)
  • Lots more apartments and housing density. 🙁 (Alissa, 18 years)
  • It will just keep getting more families moving in and growing. (Esther, 19 years)
  • I hope people will be more receptive of change and welcome newcomers. (Marianne, 20 years)
  • Mostly housing. (Rose, 20 years)
  • More growth. (Rose, 21 years)
  • More houses and businesses. (Nate, 26 years)
  • If the city fathers are diligent, it will grow in a responsible manner to avoid urban sprawl. (Shanna, 31 years)
  • I’m sure it will. (Debra, 46 years)

Hyrum Facts

Any other interesting facts about Hyrum?

  • Not that I can think of. (Hanna, 2 years)
  • Best high school!!! (Trina, 2 years)
  • Pizza Plus 🤗. (Sarah, 3 years)
  • It is named after the Prophet Joseph Smith’s brother. (Venessa, 16 years)
  • It is a nice quiet town with lots of conveniences. (Alissa, 18 years)
  • 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)
  • It has a real Pioneer heritage. Many people sacrificed so that we can now enjoy a wonderful community with many amenities. (Shanna, 31 years)