Summer 2013 News


1956, Fire burns grocery store

Courtesy Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue from book by Ray Pitz, published by Arcadia. 2012

A Beaverton Rural Fire Protection District crew mops up a fire at a grocery store in Garden Home in April 1953 or 1954 as a sheriff’s deputy, back to camera, surveys the damage. The store was located on the corner of Oleson and Garden Home roads now occupied by a Dairy Queen. (Photograph by Ernie Metcalfe.)

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1 Response to 2013_Summer_News_3

  1. Bonnie Pawson (Ross, maiden name) says:

    I my family lived on 76th street. My mom and dad shopped there. He said it was a very sad day. We lost a wonderful lady who was confined to a wheel chair and lived at the store, with her parrot, in the fire. My dad was told the pot belly stove caused the fire. The man standing by the white firetrucks open door in the white shirt, I believe to my my father, Tom Ross. The man across the street from the policeman, on the right, I believe to be Mr. Babbitt. He was known to be a plumber.

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