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January 2021 News

In this edition: 10th Anniversary Special Edition of the Gazette Newsletter, Spooky Halloween in Garden Home, Cell tower at the Garden Home Recreation Center, New Garden Home History flag, Patronize our Garden Home Businesses, Reflections on COVID-19 in our 2020 … Continue reading

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November 2020 News

In this edition: Spooky Halloween in Garden Home, Cell tower at the Garden Home Recreation Center, Garden Home Ballot Drop Box, Native American Heritage Month in Washington County, New Garden Home History flag, Patronize our Garden Home Businesses, Reflections on … Continue reading

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November 2020 Update – Garden Home History Email

Hello Garden Home History Friends, Thanks to a generous donor, our special 10th Anniversary Gazette will be printed and postal mailed to our entire list of subscribers. If you are not on our postal newsletter mailing list and would like … Continue reading

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Native American Heritage Month

The Washington County Board of Commissioners has proclaimed November 2020 as Native American Heritage Month in Washington County: On Tuesday, November 3, the Board of Commissioners proclaimed November 2020 as Native American Heritage Month in Washington County. The proclamation highlights … Continue reading

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Warren F. Cook obituary

Warren F. Cook, June 16, 1946 to August 28, 2020 Retired MCSO Captain Warren Cook passed away in Portland Aug. 28, 2020 after suffering years of complications following an accident. Warren was born June 16, 1946 in Portland to Ernest … Continue reading

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The Old Market Pub and Brewery

The Old Market Pub and Brewery was opened in 1994 by Andy and Shelly Bigley at the confluence of SW Multnomah Blvd. and SW Garden Home Rd. The main building of the current pub was built in 1945 by the … Continue reading

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Luke and Michelle Middlebrooks and the Oregon Electric Railroad Line

The rails and ties have been pulled up but the old railroad beds from the early 1900s have forever carved their story into Garden Home. The junction of the Garden Home Rail Station was just east of what is now … Continue reading

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September 2020 Update – Garden Home History Email

Hello Garden Home History Friends, Thank you to all of you who have responded so nicely to our monthly Updates about Garden Home history. We are grateful for your stories and photos! Pumpkins in Garden Home: We’re hoping that your … Continue reading

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September 2020 News

In this edition: Old Market Pub and Brewery, Demolition of George log home, New housing developments, Windmill fun, 1981 Thriftway opening flyer, Railway bed on Middelbrooks’ property off SW 71st Ave. Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In … Continue reading

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Brian Henry Bjornson obituary

Brian Henry Bjornson, October 13, 1944 to August 11, 2020 Brian H. Bjornson passed away with his wife Debbie, his son Haldan and daughter Anika at his side at their home in West Linn Aug. 11, 2020. Brian developed a … Continue reading

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