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Old Community Church Parsonage Consecration, August 16, 1953

This church had its beginnings in the community room over Chris Jager’s store at the Oleson/Garden Home Road intersection. Dr. and Mrs. Hetlesater donated the property south of Garden Home Road at S.W. Royal (now SW 71st). According to church … Continue reading

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Cafeteria favorites

When the Garden Home School opened in 1912, students brought their lunches or went home for lunch. Later Mrs. Merrill made the main dish at home, loaded it into a little red wagon and pulled it to school. Later benches … Continue reading

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Donation of two 1955 Garden Home gavels

The Garden Home Extension Study Group has donated these two gavels from 1955 to our Garden Home History Project. Sandy McKiernan from the Extension Services purchased one gavel at a local estate sale of Gertrude Jones, a former member of … Continue reading

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May 2021 News

In this edition: Garden Home Extension Group gavels, 1953 Community Church parsonage consecration, more historic names for local Garden Home streets, Remember series entry, Discover Garden Home series entry, April 2021 Gazette. Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. … Continue reading

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Bruce Barrett obituary

March 12, 1935 to June 10, 2020 Bruce Eugene Barrett, age 85, passed away June 10, 2020 at his home at Edgewood Downs Independent Living while on Hospice Care. He was diagnosed with Atypical Parkinson’s Disease by several neurologists. Bruce … Continue reading

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March 2021 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 depend on you for your stories and photos! We hope you’ll enjoy the following new … Continue reading

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March 2021 News

In this edition: St. Patrick’s Day display, street name history, Garden Home Gardeners, Firlock Lane, 1915 Valentine’s Day post card, 1913 train wreck post card, reopening of the Old Market Pub and Brewery, website statistics, new Discover Garden Home series. Welcome … Continue reading

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February 2021 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 depend on all of you for your stories and photos! We hope you’ll enjoy the … Continue reading

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February 2021 News

In this edition: 1915 Valentine’s Day post card, 1913 train wreck post card, reopening of the Old Market Pub and Brewery, website statistics, new Discover Garden Home series. Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In the People and … Continue reading

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Patrick Dignan obituary

February 6, 1931 to January 30, 2021 Born in Albany, Ore., Feb. 6, 1931, Pat died of natural causes this past week. This proud Irishman was the third of four children born to Vera Burke Dignan and Wayne Dignan. Pat … Continue reading

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