Hello Friends! Garden Home is busy! Even the ducks! Ross Fogelquist, Old Market Pub, Fanno Creek Trail Walk, and our duck families. Thank you for your generous donations, your nice comments, and hopefully, your good intentions to write us a story about your family! If you wish to receive the printed Gazette (3x a year) in addition to your email Gazette, reply with your mailing address.
The Life and Times of Ross Fogelquist and His Steiner Log House
The spectacular book, The Life and Times of Ross Fogelquist and His Steiner Log House, is available at the Nordia House gift store on Oleson Road! The book release will be celebrated on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Nordia House, from 2:30 to 6:30 (advance registration required). Music, refreshments, house and grounds open, Swedish flag raising with singing. Many of you have toured Ross’ home, Fogelbo, at 8740 SW Oleson, we plan to have another visit there this year. Beautiful colored photos on every page, a history of this remarkable person here in Garden Home.
Fanno Creek Trail History Walk
The weather cooperated for a nice day for our first Walk of the Historic Fanno Creek Trail on Saturday, May 14. Elaine Shreve, Garden Home History, and Heather Waisanen, Garden Home Community Library, conducted the 90 minute walk along the trail with the 12 registrants and a couple more History people. We noted the Aaron Frank Farm, Firlock Station, former Girl Scout campgrounds, Fredrickson bulletin board materials, Portland Golf Club trail to first club house, train wreck of 47 cars, conflict with the sewage pumping stations, trail art, Augustus Fanno, Fanno Creek, and concluding at Vista Brook Park checking out the ducks on the lake.
We hope to hold the next walk on Saturday, June 25 at 10 AM. Check the library’s event page to register.
Old Market Pub re-opening
The historic Old Market Pub building suffered a kitchen fire and extensive smoke damage on March 28, 2022. The fire propelled them into a major reorganization, painting and repairs of the popular Pub at the convergence of Multnomah Boulevard and Garden Home Road. They hope to open with a partial menu the first week of June. Lots of complications running a busy restaurant.
We plan to have an event in the back room when it is available. Pizza and drinks! Presenting Garden Home of the early 1900s, rail station, Red store, Cannery, then Whitneys, Comellas, and finally the Old Market Pub!
1964 Alpenrose Country Fair Souvenir Program
We recently received a fabulous 1964 Alpenrose Country Fair Souvenir Program, all the way from Hawaii, thanks to Cheryl Ames. She hated to throw it away. We hope that you’ll also offer us some unique Garden Home treasures when you clean house. We’ll do more of the Alpenrose story later this year. If you know any of the people currently working on this, please let me know. Visit our story on the history of Alpenrose to see the whole program.
Seventy eight years ago this June, a WW2 fighter plane crashed in Garden Home. Visit our website to read the full story of Robert Young’s King Cobra plane crash near SW 82nd Ave near SW Washington Dr.
Discover Garden Home!
It will bring a smile to your face! Check out the duck families swimming in the large lake formed by the beavers in Hideaway Park! Note the large beaver dam at the entrance to the parking lot. Use great caution turning into the park from the south, easier from the north. Bring a snack, sit and enjoy!
Our Board of Directors continues their monthly meetings, second Mondays at 4:15 in our homes. Call to attend. Current subjects include displays in the Library and bulletin board, Century Homes program (we have some 39 Century Homes in Garden Home), Historic Garden Home street signs, new businesses, our newsletters, program planning with the Garden Home Library and more! More Garden Home History walking Tours. We welcome new volunteers to our committees; let us know your interest. Call Elaine 503-246-5879, or Esta 503-246-5758.
Stay safe and well, from all of our dedicated Board of Directors: Esta Mapes, Sharon Vedder, John and Marie Pacella, Stan and Susan Houseman, Jan Fredrickson, Kevin Mistler, and Elaine Shreve. Tom Shreve is our webmaster.