–Photographed 2015 by David Walton
Cabin by Joseph F Barton Family
Joseph took a leading part in the education, civil, religious and financial affairs of the community. He was an exemplary neighbor, a good veterinarian. He had all the attributes to make him the fine colonizer he was. He eventually settled in Verdure, where he passed away.
Harriet possessed an exceptionally fine voice and sang in Alfred Durham's choir. When she and her husband settled in Bluff, she ecame very active in Church activities, especially the Relief Society and the Ward Choir. The couple had eight children: Harriet, Mary, Joseph Franklin, Morgan, Josephine, Isabel, Karl, and Wesley.
Their log cabin at Bluff, the only remaining original cabin, shows the detail and craftsmanship of the early log homes. Even tatters of muslin hung on the walls provide a glimpse of that early life.