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News and Events

September 2019 News

In this edition: August 24 Recreation Center Mini-Market, September 9 Show & Tell, Lamb’s Thriftway closure, and more favorite teacher recollections. Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In the People and Places pages, you’ll find almost two hundred … Continue reading

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July 14, 2019 – Garden Home History Board Member picnic and tour of WormWood Manor

Garden Home History board members met for a July picnic at the historic WormWood Manor, hosted by Jan Fredrickson and Kevin Mistler, both on our Board of Directors. We tried out the new spinner and BINGO games about Garden Home … Continue reading

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August 2019 News

In this edition: upcoming the August 24 Recreation Center Mini-Market, September 9 Show & Tell, photos of the June 10 Nordia House event, and recollections about a favorite teacher, Virgil Pearce. Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In … Continue reading

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June 10, 2019 – From Sweden to Oregon event at Nordia House

On Monday, June 10, 2019, we helped sponsor an event at the Nordia House at 8800 SW Oleson Rd learning about the Swedish immigrant experience in Oregon 1850-1950. Attendees reviewed the new displays at Nordia House, enjoyed a slide show … Continue reading

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June 2019 News

In this edition: upcoming the June 10 Swedish immigrant presentation by Ross Fogelquist (at Nordia House), and the June 29 Grand Opening of the expanded Garden Home Community Library. Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In the People … Continue reading

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Dean Erwin Day obituary

Dean Erwin Day, November 28, 1936 to March 6, 2019 Dean Erwin Day passed away on March 6th at 82. He was born November 28, 1936, in Kelso, Washington, a few months later he moved to Salem, Oregon. In first … Continue reading

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April 2019 News

In this edition: upcoming April 8 Korean Society presentation (at Red Center), April 18 Historic Post Office Safe presentation (at Garden Home Growlers). Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In the People and Places pages, you’ll find almost … Continue reading

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George Nobel Babbitt and Mae Babbitt obituary

George Nobel Babbitt, February 6, 1926 to December 19, 2018 Mae Babbitt, December 11, 1921 to May 11, 2016 George Babbitt, a plumber in S.W. Portland for 60 years, born in Bell, California; the oldest of four children. He moved to … Continue reading

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January 30, 2019 Move of the Historic Post Office Safe

Garden Home History was offered the historic safe from the old Garden Home Post Office location prior to the Post Office moving to its current location inside the Garden Home Market Place (formerly Lamb’s Thriftway). Huge, ugly, locked, no combination, … Continue reading

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February 2019 News

In this edition: March 11 presentation on website, moving the old post office safe, Rep. Schouten newsletter, and historical re-enactment events. Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In the People and Places pages, you’ll find almost two hundred … Continue reading

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January 8, 2019 – Historical Reenactment

The Beaverton Historical Society invited us to participate with them and the Friends of Historic Forest Grove for a reenactment of historical figures from our histories. Patsy VandeVenter and Elaine Shreve presented a portion of the history of Margaret Simmons … Continue reading

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January 2019 News

Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In the People and Places pages, you’ll find almost two hundred stories and over fifteen hundred photos of vintage Garden Home and residents attending our events. Upcoming Events Hello Garden Home Friends – … Continue reading

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Garden Home Market Place (formerly Lamb’s Thriftway)

Forrest Lamb first built and opened the Garden Home Thriftway in 1957. The store and the mall store buildings were owned by Forrest and Neva Lamb and then by their three sons, Bob, Gary and Colin Lamb. Forrest died in … Continue reading

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Don Sprague obituary

Donald Marvin Sprague Jr., February 6 1948 to October 12 2018 Don was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, neighbor, veteran and friend who touched so many lives in his short 70 years. With a heavy heart and great sadness, … Continue reading

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Marlene Carol (Nance) Tufts, PhD obituary

Marlene Carol (Nance) Tufts, PhD, May 2, 1938 – November 8, 2018 Marlene Tufts, 80, passed away peacefully in the early morning of Nov. 8, 2018, at Autumn Hills Memory Care Center in Portland, with her daughter, Luann by her side. … Continue reading

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November 2018 News

Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In the People and Places pages, you’ll find almost two hundred stories and over fifteen hundred photos of vintage Garden Home and residents attending our events. Upcoming Events Saturday, December 1st (all day) … Continue reading

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October 2018 News

Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In the People and Places pages, you’ll find almost two hundred stories and over fifteen hundred photos of vintage Garden Home and residents attending our events. Upcoming Events   Saturday, November 10, 1 … Continue reading

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August 25, 2018 Ice Cream Station at the Mini Market (photos)

The Garden Home Recreation Center hosted a Mini-Market on August 25, 2018 with a variety of vendor booths, bouncy house, puppet show, and beer garden. The Garden Home History Project set up historical displays of Garden Home dairies and served … Continue reading

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September 2018 News

Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In the People and Places pages, you’ll find almost two hundred stories and over fifteen hundred photos of vintage Garden Home and residents attending our events. Upcoming Events Monday, October 8, 6:30pm – … Continue reading

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August 2018 News

Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In the People and Places pages, you’ll find almost two hundred stories and over fifteen hundred photos of vintage Garden Home and residents attending our events. News Passing of Curtis Tigard. At 109, … Continue reading

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