Category Archives: Historic Events

Historic events in Garden Home

1944 Crash of Lt. Robert Strong’s P-63 Kingcobra fighter plane

We had reports from a number of residents who lived in Garden Home in the 1940s of a fighter plane crash in Garden Home. They recall that they went to the crash site to try to find souvenirs or the … Continue reading

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Dorothy Johnson: Garden Home Recollections

Arrival in Oregon: Pioneers looking for new land and new opportunities describes my family’s arrival in Garden Home in 1941. My father, Gust, mother Jean, sister Shirley and I left Superior, Wisconsin and followed the Lewis and Clark Trail to Oregon. The … Continue reading

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Sally Peyton Ford

Ralph O. Peyton family, Sally Peyton Ford, September 2012 You may have turned into Peyton Road and then Griffin Drive when going north on Oleson Road, across from Arranmore, and wondered how these roads got named. Two brothers, Ralph Oscar Peyton and … Continue reading

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Garden Home Church and Community History Speech, 1994

This speech was given by Elaine Shreve on June 5, 1994 at the closing of the Garden Home Community United Methodist Church. This church was located at 7650 SW 81st street. This church has always been an important part of … Continue reading

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Tragedy: Peyton-Allan Murders

Over a half-century ago, a Garden Home family was tragically involved with one of the worst murder stories in Portland history. The Ralph O. Peyton family lived at 6530 SW Griffin Drive with their two sons, Larry and Kenny and daughter … Continue reading

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Clark Stephens

[Editor: Clark passed on September 1, 2019, see also the obituary for Clark Stephens.] My parents Noble and Bessie (Elizabeth) Stephens moved to Garden Home in 1928. They both were going to business school in Portland. They and friends would go camping … Continue reading

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The Garden Home Co-op Cannery (early 1940’s-1950)

Cannery has 1st Birthday! by Elaine Shreve, January 2017 The Oregonian article of July 15, 1945 details the first year of the Garden Home cannery.  The initial action from the residents occurred in February of 1944, getting the investigative group … Continue reading

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Oscar and Mary Olson

Interviewed March 2010. Oscar and Mary Olson have retired to a lovely complex, Mary’s Woods in Lake Oswego. They have fond memories of Garden Home, a place where they raised their family. They lived most of the time at 7380 S.W. 77th in … Continue reading

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