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Carolyn Diane Boone Grenfell obituary

Carolyn Diane Boone Grenfell, January 26, 1951 to March 29, 2020 Carolyn was a 4th great-granddaughter of one of the first folk hero frontiersmen, Daniel Boone. She graduated from Multnomah Elementary and Jackson High School. Carolyn retired after 31 years … Continue reading

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Garden Home Road Safety Path

The bike and pedestrian path that runs along the north side SW Garden Home Road was built in approximately 1965. Prior to development of the walking path along Garden Home Road, children and others had to walk on the road, … Continue reading

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Patricia Bray Gazeley obituary

Patricia Bray Gazeley, January 9, 1931 to April 29, 2020 Patricia Joan “Patty” was born in Springfield, Ill., Jan. 9, 1931 to Major D. and Fay Cantrall Bray. She grew up during the Great Depression, and lived with her parents, … Continue reading

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Harold Gjerman

Harold Gjerman has lived in Garden Home since 1970, along with his daughter Juli and two grandchildren. They live in the Whitford Park development at the west end of Garden Home Road. Yes, Gjerman is spelled correctly, reflecting Harold’s Danish … Continue reading

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Memorial benches on the Fanno Creek Trail

People on the popular Fanno Creek Trail enjoy the three memorial benches placed along the trail, the first one at the beginning, near the Recreation Center’s playground. Steve Mapes bench Steve was known in the community as a runner and … Continue reading

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Harry Pinniger obituary

Harry Garfield Pinniger II, October 21, 1937 to March 19, 2020 Harry Garfield Pinniger II passed away peacefully March 19, 2020 after 82 years of hard work and adventure. He is survived by his loving wife, Janice; their children, Stephanie, … Continue reading

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The history of Garden Home School, 1912 to 1982

Garden Home School was established in 1912 and officially closed in 1982. The facility is now the Garden Home Recreation Center operated by the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District. See also: The Closing of Garden Home Elementary School Oct … Continue reading

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Garden Home Junction of the Oregon Electric Railway

Because Garden Home was a junction point of two lines of the Oregon Electric Railway, Garden Home was a well known landmark across the Portland area. Oregon Electric service from Portland to Salem began service in January, 1908, and freight … Continue reading

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April 2020 News

In this edition: Help us celebrate the History Project’s 10th anniversary. Where was the Garden Home Railroad Station? Find your neighborhood in our annotated 1936, 1954 and 1957 aerial photos. The future of historic artifacts previously housed in the Garden … Continue reading

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Hunt Club Childhood of Mike Norris, M.D.

For children growing up in the Hunt Club area in the 1940s and ‘50s, it often felt like a park. Mike and his friends could be found sneaking through the gate into the Frank farm, shooting pheasants in Gertsch’s pond, … Continue reading

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