Saturday, Jan 28, 2023


The Hayden family came into the Arbon Valley rather later than the rest of the valley, getting title to their homestead lands in the Crystal area in 1918 (meaning they filed on homesteading land around 1913). They made an impact on the valley and the third and fourth generation are still farming in the Crystal area. One Hayden family actually lives in the original Crystal store and post office, while the Crystal school stands in the Hayden stack yard, with the well-used chalkboard still attached to the wall.