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November 2022 Newsletter (PDF)
Installing a Century Home plaque, displaying our dolls in the Library along with their histories, and reader responses about The Big Blow of 1962 (The October storm).
March 2022 Newsletter (PDF)
We remember Gerry Frank. We’re excited about our new businesses, Recreation Center re-opening, our history displays in the Garden Home
Library, and a special thank-you to our generous donors.
October 2021 Update – Garden Home History Email.
Trader Joe’s grand opening, Garden Home Library historical display, Red Electric wines, new Garden Home artifacts, Halloween stories, remembering the first class of Garden Home School students (1911), and an update on the beavers in Hideaway Park!
August 2021 Newsletter (PDF)
. Trader Joe’s and ACE Hardware, Hideaway Park beaver dam, Historic Day home now houses Local Leaf, Century Homes, The Garden Home Community Library reopening.
April 2021 Newsletter (PDF)
. Jan Fredrickson’s bulletin board, 2016 Garden Tour, Gerry Frank, Historic Garden Home street signs, Discover Garden Home!, and Century Homes.
March 2021 Update – Garden Home History Email.
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.
November 2020 Update – Garden Home History Email.
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, and Reflections on COVID-19 in our 2020 Garden Home lives.
October 2020 Newsletter (PDF)
. Old Market Pub and Brewery, Luke and Michelle Middlebrooks and the Oregon Electric Railroad Line, Library, local businesses, Beaverton Schools, and remembering Warren Cook, A Look Backwards at some of our stories for our 10 year anniversary, Subscribing to the Garden Home History Gazette.
September 2020 Update – Garden Home History Email.
Pumpkins in Garden Home, Old Market Pub and Brewery, Historic Log Home Demolished, New Housing Developments, Windmill Fun, Thriftway Opening in 1981, Have you noticed the old rail bed at SW 71st Ave.?, Thank you for your donations, and thanks to our Treasurer Marie Pacella for processing them.
August 2020 Update – Garden Home History Email.
Portland Golf Club by Joanne DeHaan, Remember the exterior murals on Scotty’s restaurant prior to its purchase by the Dugout?, Century Homes, John & Dawn, True Love, Thanks to other Garden Home History friends who are writing Garden Home memoirs.
July 2020 Update – Garden Home History Email.
The Hunt Club, “Memories of Horsing Around Years”, Baseball in Garden Home, Letha (Kidd) Lane and daughter Jacki (Lane) Wisher, History of the Alpenrose Dairy, History of the Portland Golf Club, New vintage photos of Whitney’s Cannery, Sale of the Alpenrose Dairy.
June 2020 Update – Garden Home History Email.
Tenth Anniversary of the Garden Home History Project, New vintage photos of Whitney’s Cannery, Garden Home Road Safety Path, Construction history of Garden Home School, Memorial benches on the Fanno Creek Trail, Harold Gjerman, The Garden Home junction of the Oregon Electric Railway, 1936 aerial photos of Garden Home area by Army Corps of Engineers – Update, Colin Lamb and the history of Lamb’s Garden Home Thriftway – Update.
May 2020 Newsletter (PDF)
. 10th Anniversary of the Garden Home History Project, COVID19, Garden Home Cooks! display in the library display cabinet, 1936 aerial photograph updates, blooming of the Oleson Gardens, photos of the Garden Home History Project Board of Directors, excerpts from some of our favorite stories from the website, and Garden Home History Through The Years in photos.
November 2019 Newsletter (PDF)
. Preparing for the Holiday Bazaar, Grocery Store Closing, Hunt Club Childhood of Mike Norris, M.D., Clark N. Stephens obituary, Board meetings and presentations, THANKS for your donations, Printed Gazettes, Treasurer Marie Pacella, and Activities and Programs Year in Review.
August 2019 Newsletter (PDF)
. New history cabinet in the newly expanded Library, photo of Don Dunbar and Molly Carlisle. Stories on Andrew Gorman’s totem pole, and Glenn and Isolda Steele. Garden Home History Board picnic. Garden Home School faculty of 1971.
June 2019 Newsletter (PDF)
Memoir from Postmistress Lana Smith, Ole Oleson and Polly Philena Patton Oleson, History display at the Garden Home Library hallway
April 2019 Newsletter (PDF)
Korean Society, history of Garden Home Post Office and postal safe, Alpenrose, obits: Babbitts, Don Sprague, Marlene Tufts
August 2018 Newsletter (PDF)
Garden Home School Class of 1958 Reunion, Bonney and Woodward family, Wisher and Lane family, history of Multnomah Blvd, Ginny Mapes reception, bell ringing event
2017 July Newsletter (PDF)
Ice cream social event, cemetery tour event, Garden Home Market Place name change, new businesses, Garden Home Facebook page by Ginny Mapes
2017 February Newsletter (PDF)
Big snows in Garden Home, heart research, bell ringing event, chocolate candy contest, school bus, elephant on Westgard, the Cannery
2012 Summer Newsletter (PDF)
Anniv. Garden Home School event, Feldman, Wilcox, Churches, WW2 plane crash, Jack Steele, donors, Treasurer’s report
2012 Winter Newsletter (PDF)
Street signs, 2012 calendar, Ole and Polly Oleson, WW2 plane crash, Doc Hickman, Hal Pallay, Elizabeth Lambert Wood
2011 February Newsletter (PDF)
Baseball photo, slide show, Crescent Grove cemetery tour, Clark Stephens, Don Smith, Leona Whitney, Garden Home Extension
2010 May Newsletter (PDF)
Our beginning! Carolyn Ernstrom Welch, Poutala, Olive Stott Gabriel, George Babbitt, website development by Stan Houseman