November 2022 News

In this edition: a Fanno Creek Trail History Walk, School Days exhibit in the library, researching a history walk for downtown Garden Home, road closure for roundabout development at SW 92nd Ave and SW Allen Blvd, remembering Andy Dignan, Crystal Steele, and remembering Vlasta Nora Becvar Barber.

Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In the People and Places pages, you’ll find well over two hundred stories, and over two thousand photos of vintage Garden Home and residents attending our events. To receive the free newsletter and email Updates, contact us at GardenHomeHistory@gmail.com or call Elaine Shreve at 503-246-5879 or Esta Mapes at 503-246-5758 or Stan Houseman at 503-679-3691.

November 2022 Gazette

The November edition of the Gazette has been mailed. You can read the PDF version below. Click on the Gazette to open the six pages of photos and stories.

GHHP Gazette - Nov 2022

GHHP Gazette – Nov 2022 (PDF)

The Big Blow of 1962

Sixty years ago today on October 12, 1962, severe winds blew in Garden Home and all up and down through Oregon. It was declared the nation’s worst national disaster of 1962. Thanks to Steve Bauer for passing along the small book, The Big Blow by Ellis Lucia, The Story of the Pacific Northwest Columbus Day Storm.

Peak wind velocities ranged from 116 mph in Portland to 170 mph at Hebo in Tillamook County. The Big Blow left 500,000 people without power in Oregon and almost $400,000 of damage to our Washington County schools. Some 300 planes were damaged or wrecked. Almost 3,000 stumps had to be removed from Portland parks.

Path of the Big Blow storm 1962

Path of the Big Blow storm 1962

Here in Garden Home, Forrest Lamb had more recently opened his new Thriftway store in 1957. His son Colin Lamb told us how they responded to the storm:

The electricity was off in the Garden Home area for about a week after the big storm of 1962. Of course, many homes had no heat so Dad left the presto logs out in the front of the store with a note to pay for them the next day. I think we got full payment. We lost our perishable food but then we didn’t have as many freezer and refrigerated items as we do now. Most of the produce section was root crops and winter stable foods. We just added up the grocery charges with a pad and pencil at the check stands.

1957 Lamb's Thriftway grand opening. Forrest Lamb stands at first checkout register.

1957 Lamb’s Thriftway grand opening. Forrest Lamb stands at first checkout register. Courtesy Colin Lamb. See post.

1957 Lamb's Thriftway grand opening announcement

1957 Lamb’s Thriftway grand opening announcement. Courtesy Colin Lamb. See post.

1957 Lamb's Garden Home Thriftway grand opening

1957 Lamb’s Thriftway grand opening. Courtesy Colin Lamb. See post.

Jan Fredrickson remembers his experience as a young boy living in Wormwood Manor on Firlock Lane (now SW 78thAve) with his parents:

My dad told me to get inside the house. Mom and Dad ran outside to batten down the hatches. I was seven, all I could remember during an earthquake was to stand in the doorway, which I did. It was like The wizard of Oz. Limbs and trees falling, the house shaking a big boom and flash and the power went out!

My parents were back inside. My dad said sit in front of the fireplace. The whole house could blow away but that won’t move. A locust tree fell from our property and broke the power pole in half and blocked the street. The metal roof blew off the chicken coop. We were 20 days without electricity. Heating, cooking, and heating hot water to take a bath were all done in the fireplace.

I did my homework by candlelight. My mom cooked oxtail stew in a big pot over the fireplace. She found a wood fireplace is much hotter than the electric stove.

My dad was attending Electronics School at Tektronix. He’d fill the front porch with wood so there’d be enough to last until he got home at midnight. He went to his job at Sawyer’s during the day. Came home and again chopped more wood and fallen trees and limbs. The only damage to the house was six shingles came off. Our telephone worked the whole time.

This storm is etched in my mind. It was 60 years ago but seems like it was yesterday.

Wormwood Manor 1962 broken telephone pole and damage from Big Blow on Firlock Ln

Wormwood Manor on Firlock Ln, broken power pole and damage from Big Blow, 1962

We had asked for other stories and were so glad to receive this Oct. 12, 1962 story from Joanne DeHaan. (See Joanne’s wonderful story about the early Portland Golf Club.)

We lived on Mayo at this time. At 4:40 p.m., I put a mac and cheese casserole into the oven and turned to clean the counter. Looking out our large kitchen windows, I saw billowing gray clouds rushing in from the south, pushing each other out of the way as they tumbled towards me. Strong winds rattled the windows and then the electricity went out.

Dave left work at 4:30 in calm weather. By the time he reached Multnomah Boulevard, the wind had knocked down trees and power lines which blocked some roads. He slowly maneuvered through an obstacle course of trees, debris, power lines, and abandoned cars. He heard warnings on the car radio that roofs were blowing off of homes. He was concerned that I might be in danger. He could not get home fast enough.

And, as the wind blew debris against our house, I wondered which room would be safest. I zipped our toddler into his snow suit to keep him warm and moved him and his toys into a north facing room.

When Dave finally got home and opened the garage door, the wind blew out a small garage window. Yes, we could open the garage door without electricity – we always did. Back then, electric garage doors were a luxury that we couldn’t afford.

We didn’t have a battery operated radio. So, we listened to the car radio. Flipping channels, we found one broadcaster after the other talking about the terrible storm, about roofs blown off, and about people being hurt. We were worried.

Finally, we heard the KGW weatherman, Jack Capell. He relayed messages of damage, but with a calm voice, not trying to sensationalize the story. We heard that few roofs blew off, but many shingles did. We didn’t have to worry as much. It was time to think about eating. That cold mac and cheese didn’t taste bad.

It was a dark and stormy night…the strong winds continued into the early morning hours. But we were safe and only had minor damage to our roof. We realized we wouldn’t have electricity for a long time. We had to make plans. We could use some food from the small freezer the next day; but everything else had to be thrown away. Our son had no milk to drink; only water or juice.

We had a large corner fireplace with a raised hearth that worked very well for cooking. Dave’s parents lived just 1 ½ miles away. They could keep warm with their wall gas furnace; but couldn’t cook or drive. I cooked dinner for both families on our fireplace, Dave drove their dinner to them, and then came home to eat.

Like every mother I knew, I used cloth diapers. Disposable diapers were somewhat available; but not at all common or reasonably priced. Since I couldn’t launder them, I carefully considered when to change my toddler.

The whole city was without electricity and phone service. Phone service was restored first; then after a week, the power returned. We were lucky; the neighbors behind us on Stewart Street had to wait another week.

Get Involved

Our Board of Directors continues their monthly meetings, second Mondays at 4:15 in our homes. Call to attend. Current subjects include displays in the Library and bulletin board, Century Homes program (we have some 39 Century Homes in Garden Home), Historic Garden Home street signs, new businesses, our newsletters, program planning with the Garden Home Library and more! More Garden Home History walking Tours. We welcome new volunteers to our committees; let us know your interest. Call Elaine 503-246-5879, or Esta 503-246-5758.

John Pacella, Susan and Stan Houseman, Jan Fredrickson, Kevin Mistler March 2022 crop

John Pacella, Susan and Stan Houseman, Jan Fredrickson, Kevin Mistler March 2022

Sharon Vedder, Esta Mapes, Elaine Shreve, Marie Pacella March 2022 crop

Sharon Vedder, Esta Mapes, Elaine Shreve, Marie Pacella March 2022

Historic Garden Home street sign

Historic Garden Home street sign

Historic Garden Home street signs: We currently have about over 40 of the Historic Garden Home street sign toppers in our community. Each sign was purchased by a friend or family member to honor their loved one. Click here to view photos of the signs and for information about sponsoring a sign.

Our generous donors permit us to print and mail this newsletter for our non-e-mail people and for the Garden Home Recreation Center. We also replace the Historic Garden Home street signs once for signs that disappear, current cost for each sign. We also have website costs, printing, paper, plaques and many other costs of an organization. Donor names are listed on our History Bulletin Board at the Recreation Center. Thank you to all of our donors and to all of our volunteers for their time and skills.

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Patty Bonney obituary

Patty Bonney 2018

Patty Bonney 2018

October 17, 1930 to October 22, 2022

Particia Haines Woodard Bonney was born October 17, 1930 in Great Falls, Montana to Francis D Haines Sr and Plesah Macdonald joining siblings Francis Jr and Marjory. The family was often on the move as her dad moved up in the teaching ranks and pursued his doctorate in history UC Berkeley. They also spent many summers traveling as he researched projects and collected Indian artifacts. With all of the moves, Mom rarely spent more than one year at a school. She graduated from Lewiston High School in Idaho at age 16.

Mom married her first husband, Elvin Woodard, at age 17 and had her first child, Ken, one month after turning 18. Twenty months later Keith was added to the family with Carolyn arriving twenty months after that. By that time, 1953, Mom and the three kids moved to Monmouth Oregon where her dad was Chair of the History Department at the then Oregon College of Education now Western Oregon University. In 1956, Mom moved to Portland and began working in the Portland State College (PSU) Registrar’s Office. The kids moved up and attended Shattuck Grade School from 1956 to 1960 when the family moved to Garden Home after Mom married William ‘Bill’ Bonney.

Mom and Dad made two additions to the family with Alan in 1964 and Regina in 1966. Ken was in the last 8th grade class at Garden Home while Keith and Carolyn were the first 8th and 7th grade classes at Whitford Junior High. Carolyn was in the first 9th grade class at Whitford. All five kids graduated from GH with four of us attending Whitford and then all five off to Beaverton HS

Dad/Bill had bought two adjoining properties on Oleson Road in 1958 which totaled about 2.5 acres. The house was originally a horse stable that had been converted to a house. It was a tight fit but we made it work. The area behind the house was wooded and swampy but made for a great play area and a shortcut to Alden and our friends who lived in that direction.

Bill passed away in 1976. Mom was determined to stay on the property and did so for 62 years. Ken bought one of the two properties and built a house next door. The growth and changes in Garden Home and along Oleson Road as with most things had some good and some not so good effects. Sidewalks a plus, traffic not so much, etc.

To stay busy and useful, Mom volunteered at Garden Home School helping many kids with their reading and connecting with many of the staff and faculty. She also joined multiple groups with varied interests (knitting, square dancing, extension, etc) and set about traveling the country and the world. She was an avid reader her whole life beginning at the age of three and wanted to explore all of the wonderful places she had spent a lifetime reading about. She made many trips culminating with a nine month trip around the world making friends along the way.

Mom was an active member of the First Congregational Church on the park blocks in Portland for 64 years where she taught Sunday school for many years. She loved riding the bus wherever her destination might be. She was known by many as the knitting lady, others knew her as the cookie lady. Her favorite building in Portland besides her church was the Multnomah County Library with its thousands of books and therefore horizons to explore.

Mom passed away Saturday October 22. She leaves behind all five children, two grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren along with nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

[Thank you to Keith Woodard for writing the above about his mother. Read more about Patty Bonney in our story Patty Bonney and son Ken Woodard.]

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Barbara Ann Green obituary

Barbara Ann Green

Barbara Ann Green

December 11, 1931 to October 20, 2022

Barbara was born in Los Angeles, Calif., in December 1931 to Willis and Barbara Kiggins. The family soon moved back to Portland and stayed there the rest of their lives.
She started school in kindergarten at Garden Home, Ore., and began her long love of education. Moving frequently during the depression, she attended six grade schools and chose Girls Polytechnic for high school because she could live anywhere in the city. At the time the family lived in Vanport. She became best friends with Violet Miller and together became co-editors of the school paper.

With help from the faculty and obtaining good grades, she obtained scholarships for Vanport College and began her trek for a teaching career. Other colleges attended were OCE and OSU for her Masters. She began teaching at Sunnyside grade school, married O. Maborn Green and had three sons. After all three sons were in school, she taught at Marysville grade school and lastly at Whitman grade school. She loved her job.
She is survived by her sons, Ken, Mike and Don; grandchildren, Christina Peterslie (Steve) and Sean Green; two great-granddaughters, Haley and Samantha Peterslie; sister, Katherine Hamburg; nephew, Mark Hamburg; niece, Anne Hamburg; and great-nephews, Ryan Hamburg and Todd Endres. Her husband of over 50 years, O. Maborn Green, died Feb. 18, 2004.

Please read a book to a child in her memory.

[Read more about Barbara Ann Green in our story Barbara Kiggins Green memoir.]

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Helen Winberg obituary

Helen Winberg

Helen Winberg

February 13, 1934 to September 19, 2022

Helen Dawna (Hays) Winberg “graduated” into her eternal rest laughing with her “granddaughter” Windy, on the evening of Sept. 19, 2022. She was born to Chester and Marjorie Hays at Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Ore., Feb. 13, 1934.

Helen first attended Gilbert grade school in Portland, then the family moved to Yachats, Ore., where she attended Yachats grade school and graduated from Waldport High School in 1951. She was co-valedictorian with her best friend, Dorothy Thissell. Helen married the young man next door, “Cliff” Winberg in September 1951, across the street in the Little Log Church. They made their home in Yachats while adding the first two of their children. Then the family moved to Beaverton and then to Portland after their third child was born. Helen went to work for the Beaverton School district as a school cook, cooking at several schools including Garden Home, Barnes, Terra Linda, and Raliegh Hills grade schools. She retired in 1993.

Helen led a Blue Bird troop in her home and continued with the Campfire Girls program until the girls graduated.

After retirement and her husband’s death in 1997, Helen traveled extensively for several years, earning the nickname, “Roaming Gnome.” When she wasn’t traveling, she became involved with the West Hills Covenant church, where she helped organize meals, and serve for coffee hour. She was also able to go on short missions to Central and South America through the church, she volunteered to mentor young mothers in recovery, and volunteered at the local food bank.

Helen was predeceased by her son, Stuart; and her husband, Charles “Cliff” Winberg. She is survived by her sister, Haysel Pankey (Gary) of LaPine; daughter, Dawna Kennedy (Martin), of St. Helens; son, Nicholas of Redding, Calif.; grandsons, Ryan and Scott Patrick; granddaughters, Colleen Koch, Alex WinUss and Windy Patrick; five great grandchildren; a niece and nephew and numerous cousins. Helen was a good friend to many and will be greatly missed.

The celebration of Life for Helen will be held at 2:30 p.m., Nov. 20, 2022, at the West Hills Covenant Church, 5815 S.W. Gilchrest Ct., Portland, OR 97221.

In lieu of flowers Helen has requested a donation to the West Hills church for a handicap accessible door.

[Read more about Helen in our story Cafeteria Favorites.]

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October 2022 UPDATE – Garden Home History Email

Hello Friends! Garden Home is busy! This update includes stories about the Big Blow storm of 1962.

Thank you for your generous donations, your nice comments, and hopefully, your good intentions to write us a story about your family! If you wish to receive the printed Gazette (3x a year) in addition to your email Gazette, reply with your mailing address.

The Big Blow of 1962

Sixty years ago today on October 12, 1962, severe winds blew in Garden Home and all up and down through Oregon. It was declared the nation’s worst national disaster of 1962. Thanks to Steve Bauer for passing along the small book, The Big Blow by Ellis Lucia, The Story of the Pacific Northwest Columbus Day Storm.

Peak wind velocities ranged from 116 mph in Portland to 170 mph at Hebo in Tillamook County. The Big Blow left 500,000 people without power in Oregon and almost $400,000 of damage to our Washington County schools. Some 300 planes were damaged or wrecked. Almost 3,000 stumps had to be removed from Portland parks.

Path of the Big Blow storm 1962

Path of the Big Blow storm 1962

Here in Garden Home, Forrest Lamb had more recently opened his new Thriftway store in 1957. His son Colin Lamb told us how they responded to the storm:

The electricity was off in the Garden Home area for about a week after the big storm of 1962. Of course, many homes had no heat so Dad left the presto logs out in the front of the store with a note to pay for them the next day. I think we got full payment. We lost our perishable food but then we didn’t have as many freezer and refrigerated items as we do now. Most of the produce section was root crops and winter stable foods. We just added up the grocery charges with a pad and pencil at the check stands.

1957 Lamb's Thriftway grand opening. Forrest Lamb stands at first checkout register.

1957 Lamb’s Thriftway grand opening. Forrest Lamb stands at first checkout register. Courtesy Colin Lamb. See post.

1957 Lamb's Thriftway grand opening announcement

1957 Lamb’s Thriftway grand opening announcement. Courtesy Colin Lamb. See post.

1957 Lamb's Garden Home Thriftway grand opening

1957 Lamb’s Thriftway grand opening. Courtesy Colin Lamb. See post.

Jan Fredrickson remembers his experience as a young boy living in Wormwood Manor on Firlock Lane (now SW 78thAve) with his parents:

My dad told me to get inside the house. Mom and Dad ran outside to batten down the hatches. I was seven, all I could remember during an earthquake was to stand in the doorway, which I did. It was like The wizard of Oz. Limbs and trees falling, the house shaking a big boom and flash and the power went out!

My parents were back inside. My dad said sit in front of the fireplace. The whole house could blow away but that won’t move. A locust tree fell from our property and broke the power pole in half and blocked the street. The metal roof blew off the chicken coop. We were 20 days without electricity. Heating, cooking, and heating hot water to take a bath were all done in the fireplace.

I did my homework by candlelight. My mom cooked oxtail stew in a big pot over the fireplace. She found a wood fireplace is much hotter than the electric stove.

My dad was attending Electronics School at Tektronix. He’d fill the front porch with wood so there’d be enough to last until he got home at midnight. He went to his job at Sawyer’s during the day. Came home and again chopped more wood and fallen trees and limbs. The only damage to the house was six shingles came off. Our telephone worked the whole time.

This storm is etched in my mind. It was 60 years ago but seems like it was yesterday.

Wormwood Manor 1962 broken telephone pole and damage from Big Blow on Firlock Ln

Wormwood Manor on Firlock Ln, broken power pole and damage from Big Blow, 1962

We had asked for other stories and were so glad to receive this Oct. 12, 1962 story from Joanne DeHaan. (See Joanne’s wonderful story about the early Portland Golf Club.)

We lived on Mayo at this time. At 4:40 p.m., I put a mac and cheese casserole into the oven and turned to clean the counter. Looking out our large kitchen windows, I saw billowing gray clouds rushing in from the south, pushing each other out of the way as they tumbled towards me. Strong winds rattled the windows and then the electricity went out.

Dave left work at 4:30 in calm weather. By the time he reached Multnomah Boulevard, the wind had knocked down trees and power lines which blocked some roads. He slowly maneuvered through an obstacle course of trees, debris, power lines, and abandoned cars. He heard warnings on the car radio that roofs were blowing off of homes. He was concerned that I might be in danger. He could not get home fast enough.

And, as the wind blew debris against our house, I wondered which room would be safest. I zipped our toddler into his snow suit to keep him warm and moved him and his toys into a north facing room.

When Dave finally got home and opened the garage door, the wind blew out a small garage window. Yes, we could open the garage door without electricity – we always did. Back then, electric garage doors were a luxury that we couldn’t afford.

We didn’t have a battery operated radio. So, we listened to the car radio. Flipping channels, we found one broadcaster after the other talking about the terrible storm, about roofs blown off, and about people being hurt. We were worried.

Finally, we heard the KGW weatherman, Jack Capell. He relayed messages of damage, but with a calm voice, not trying to sensationalize the story. We heard that few roofs blew off, but many shingles did. We didn’t have to worry as much. It was time to think about eating. That cold mac and cheese didn’t taste bad.

It was a dark and stormy night…the strong winds continued into the early morning hours. But we were safe and only had minor damage to our roof. We realized we wouldn’t have electricity for a long time. We had to make plans. We could use some food from the small freezer the next day; but everything else had to be thrown away. Our son had no milk to drink; only water or juice.

We had a large corner fireplace with a raised hearth that worked very well for cooking. Dave’s parents lived just 1 ½ miles away. They could keep warm with their wall gas furnace; but couldn’t cook or drive. I cooked dinner for both families on our fireplace, Dave drove their dinner to them, and then came home to eat.

Like every mother I knew, I used cloth diapers. Disposable diapers were somewhat available; but not at all common or reasonably priced. Since I couldn’t launder them, I carefully considered when to change my toddler.

The whole city was without electricity and phone service. Phone service was restored first; then after a week, the power returned. We were lucky; the neighbors behind us on Stewart Street had to wait another week.

Get Involved

Our Board of Directors continues their monthly meetings, second Mondays at 4:15 in our homes. Call to attend. Current subjects include Fanno Creek Trail History Walks, displays in the Library and bulletin board, Century Homes program (we have some 39 Century Homes in Garden Home), Historic Garden Home street signs, new businesses, our newsletters, program planning with the Garden Home Library and more! We welcome new volunteers to our committees; let us know your interest. Call Elaine 503-246-5879, or Esta 503-246-5758.

Read more about Garden Home with hundreds of photos and stories at GardenHomeHistory.com. We love hearing your memories about Garden Home! Call us: Elaine Shreve at 503-246-5879 or Esta Mapes at 503-246-5758 or Stan Houseman at 503-679-3691. To unsubscribe, reply to GardenHomeHistory@gmail.com with “UNSUBSCRIBE” in the subject line.

Stay safe and well, from all of our dedicated Board of Directors: Esta Mapes, Sharon Vedder, John and Marie Pacella, Stan and Susan Houseman, Mickey Lindsay, Jan Fredrickson, Kevin Mistler, and Elaine Shreve. Tom Shreve is our webmaster.

– Elaine

Elaine Shreve

Elaine Shreve

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September 2022 News

In this edition: a Fanno Creek Trail History Walk, School Days exhibit in the library, researching a history walk for downtown Garden Home, road closure for roundabout development at SW 92nd Ave and SW Allen Blvd, remembering Andy Dignan, Crystal Steele, and remembering Vlasta Nora Becvar Barber.

Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In the People and Places pages, you’ll find well over two hundred stories, and over two thousand photos of vintage Garden Home and residents attending our events. To receive the free newsletter and email Updates, contact us at GardenHomeHistory@gmail.com or call Elaine Shreve at 503-246-5879 or Esta Mapes at 503-246-5758 or Stan Houseman at 503-679-3691.

Fanno Creek Trail History Walk

Saturday, September 24, 10AM to noon. History WALK on the Fanno Creek Trail. All spaces are filled for this date; register for a future walk on the Garden Home Library’s website. You’ll hear about:

Olympic swimmers practiced in Garden Home. Ride the train out to Firlock Station to play golf. Catch the mail bag thrown from the postal train, 30 trains or more a day through Garden Home. Ride your horse on the Bridle Path to the horse Academies. See the Onion King bragging about his huge onions. Play with the frogs and lizards in the ponds along the rail bed. Pick up the latest newsletters and other news.

We have done two WALKS sharing the history of the path and the adjoining properties. Our webmaster Tom Shreve does the first half of the trail (and a few comments from Elaine!). Then Heather Waisanen from the Garden Home Library shares the rest of the trail. The Oregon Electric train began clanging along here in 1908, opening Garden Home to so many exciting events.

Historical Display Case in the Garden Home Library

Check out the Historical Display case in the Garden Home Library: It’s all about Garden Home School days. See the Beaverton newspaper announcing the sad news of the closure of Garden Home Elementary School.

2022-09 Display cabinet - School Days

2022-09 Display cabinet – School Days

2022-09 Display cabinet - School Days, top shelf

2022-09 Display cabinet – School Days, top shelf

We’re researching a History Walk for downtown Garden Home

If you have a story about early Garden Home, please send your story to us. For example, Rick Newton sent us a wonderful story about his years growing up in Garden Home: The Newton Boys. Another example is the early writers’ group that met with Dorothy Bastien, who lived on Oleson near the major intersection. A member of the writer’s group, Peg Bracken, wrote several fun books including On Getting Old for the First Time. “The older you get, the more complicated the things you have to work with.” Yes, we agree. She achieved considerable fame with The I Hate to Cook Book. Grab a cream of chicken or mushroom soup can and some leftovers for a quick supper, such as “Skid Road Stroganoff”. “Some women, it is said, like to cook. This book is not for them.” You’ll enjoy these books, which are available from Garden Home Library or your local library.

Road closure for roundabout development at SW 92nd Ave. and SW Allen Blvd.

Yes, we’re all learning new ways to navigate out of Garden Home while SW 92nd Ave is closed for construction. Now that it’s difficult to access SW Allen Blvd from Garden Home, use the ramps onto Hwy 217 at SW Hall Blvd or SW Greenburg Rd instead.  Your Vista Brook neighbors will appreciate it if you avoid cutting through their neighborhood. See City of Beaverton Traffic Alerts for details.

In Memoriam: Andy Friedle Dignan, 1932-2022

Andy Friedle Dignan

Andy Friedle Dignan

Andy Dignan was a great help for us when we first began Garden Home History. Her obituary tells her fascinating story.

Crystal Steele

Crystal Steele and street sign

Crystal Steele and street sign

Ever wonder where the street names come from? In this current photo, Crystal Steele is pointing to the street sign with her name on SW 87th Ave. Interestingly, there is only a foot path where the street should be. She was the youngest of the Steele children who grew up in the house which was at 8085 S.W. Westgard in the early 20th Century. Read Jack Steele’s story on our website.

"Jack

Remembering Vlasta Nora Becvar Barber

Vlasta Nora Barber, age 95, of Tigard, Oregon passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2022. Vlasta was born December 7, 1926 in Maplewood, Oregon. Vlasta attended Garden Home School. Read our article about Vlasta.

Remember!

Remember the Big Blow 60 years ago, on Columbus Day? We’re writing that story next month, let us know how your family handled it. For example, I was the evening nurse in charge of the post-op patients’ ward at Good Samaritan Hospital. The lights going out signaled that the various suctioning devices for my patients were not working. I took a quick trip down the dark stairway, three floors down, to get a large manual suction device I could use for the ‘most needful’ patient. The phones remained working and my son’s babysitter assured me they were fine.

Discover Garden Home!

Check out our Garden Home Library’s new books about old houses.

Library recommendations - Discovering the history of your neighborhood

Library recommendations – Discovering the history of your neighborhood

Get Involved

Our Board of Directors continues their monthly meetings, second Mondays at 4:15 in our homes. Call to attend. Current subjects include displays in the Library and bulletin board, Century Homes program (we have some 39 Century Homes in Garden Home), Historic Garden Home street signs, new businesses, our newsletters, program planning with the Garden Home Library and more! More Garden Home History walking Tours. We welcome new volunteers to our committees; let us know your interest. Call Elaine 503-246-5879, or Esta 503-246-5758.

John Pacella, Susan and Stan Houseman, Jan Fredrickson, Kevin Mistler March 2022 crop

John Pacella, Susan and Stan Houseman, Jan Fredrickson, Kevin Mistler March 2022

Sharon Vedder, Esta Mapes, Elaine Shreve, Marie Pacella March 2022 crop

Sharon Vedder, Esta Mapes, Elaine Shreve, Marie Pacella March 2022

Historic Garden Home street sign

Historic Garden Home street sign

Historic Garden Home street signs: We currently have about over 40 of the Historic Garden Home street sign toppers in our community. Each sign was purchased by a friend or family member to honor their loved one. Click here to view photos of the signs and for information about sponsoring a sign.

Our generous donors permit us to print and mail this newsletter for our non-e-mail people and for the Garden Home Recreation Center. We also replace the Historic Garden Home street signs once for signs that disappear, current cost for each sign. We also have website costs, printing, paper, plaques and many other costs of an organization. Donor names are listed on our History Bulletin Board at the Recreation Center. Thank you to all of our donors and to all of our volunteers for their time and skills.

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September 2022 UPDATE – Garden Home History Email

Hello Friends! Garden Home is busy! This update includes a Fanno Creek Trail History Walk, School Days exhibit in the library, researching a history walk for downtown Garden Home, road closure for roundabout development at SW 92nd Ave. and SW Allen Blvd., and remembering Andy Dignan.

Thank you for your generous donations, your nice comments, and hopefully, your good intentions to write us a story about your family! If you wish to receive the printed Gazette (3x a year) in addition to your email Gazette, reply with your mailing address.

Fanno Creek Trail History Walk

Saturday, September 24, 10AM to noon. History WALK on the Fanno Creek Trail. All spaces are filled for this date; register for a future walk on the Garden Home Library’s website. You’ll hear about:

Olympic swimmers practiced in Garden Home. Ride the train out to Firlock Station to play golf. Catch the mail bag thrown from the postal train, 30 trains or more a day through Garden Home. Ride your horse on the Bridle Path to the horse Academies. See the Onion King bragging about his huge onions. Play with the frogs and lizards in the ponds along the rail bed. Pick up the latest newsletters and other news.

We have done two WALKS sharing the history of the path and the adjoining properties. Our webmaster Tom Shreve does the first half of the trail (and a few comments from Elaine!). Then Heather Waisanen from the Garden Home Library shares the rest of the trail. The Oregon Electric train began clanging along here in 1908, opening Garden Home to so many exciting events.

Historical Display Case in the Garden Home Library

Check out the Historical Display case in the Garden Home Library: It’s all about Garden Home School days. See the Beaverton newspaper announcing the sad news of the closure of Garden Home Elementary School.

2022-09 Display cabinet - School Days

2022-09 Display cabinet – School Days

2022-09 Display cabinet - School Days, top shelf

2022-09 Display cabinet – School Days, top shelf

We’re researching a History Walk for downtown Garden Home

If you have a story about early Garden Home, please send your story to us. For example, Rick Newton sent us a wonderful story about his years growing up in Garden Home: The Newton Boys. Another example is the early writers’ group that met with Dorothy Bastien, who lived on Oleson near the major intersection. A member of the writer’s group, Peg Bracken, wrote several fun books including On Getting Old for the First Time. “The older you get, the more complicated the things you have to work with.” Yes, we agree. She achieved considerable fame with The I Hate to Cook Book. Grab a cream of chicken or mushroom soup can and some leftovers for a quick supper, such as “Skid Road Stroganoff”. “Some women, it is said, like to cook. This book is not for them.” You’ll enjoy these books, which are available from Garden Home Library or your local library.

Road closure for roundabout development at SW 92nd Ave. and SW Allen Blvd.

Yes, we’re all learning new ways to navigate out of Garden Home while SW 92nd Ave is closed for construction. Now that it’s difficult to access SW Allen Blvd from Garden Home, use the ramps onto Hwy 217 at SW Hall Blvd or SW Greenburg Rd instead.  Your Vista Brook neighbors will appreciate it if you avoid cutting through their neighborhood. See City of Beaverton Traffic Alerts for details.

In Memoriam: Andy Friedle Dignan, 1932-2022

Andy Friedle Dignan

Andy Friedle Dignan

Andy Dignan was a great help for us when we first began Garden Home History. Her obituary tells her fascinating story.

Remember!

Remember the Big Blow 60 years ago, on Columbus Day? We’re writing that story next month, let us know how your family handled it. For example, I was the evening nurse in charge of the post-op patients’ ward at Good Samaritan Hospital. The lights going out signaled that the various suctioning devices for my patients were not working. I took a quick trip down the dark stairway, three floors down, to get a large manual suction device I could use for the ‘most needful’ patient. The phones remained working and my son’s babysitter assured me they were fine.

Discover Garden Home!

Check out our Garden Home Library’s new books about old houses.

Library recommendations - Discovering the history of your neighborhood

Library recommendations – Discovering the history of your neighborhood

Get Involved

Our Board of Directors continues their monthly meetings, second Mondays at 4:15 in our homes. Call to attend. Current subjects include displays in the Library and bulletin board, Century Homes program (we have some 39 Century Homes in Garden Home), Historic Garden Home street signs, new businesses, our newsletters, program planning with the Garden Home Library and more! More Garden Home History walking Tours. We welcome new volunteers to our committees; let us know your interest. Call Elaine 503-246-5879, or Esta 503-246-5758.

Read more about Garden Home with hundreds of photos and stories at GardenHomeHistory.com. We love hearing your memories about Garden Home! Call us: Elaine Shreve at 503-246-5879 or Esta Mapes at 503-246-5758 or Stan Houseman at 503-679-3691. To unsubscribe, reply to GardenHomeHistory@gmail.com with “UNSUBSCRIBE” in the subject line.

Stay safe and well, from all of our dedicated Board of Directors: Esta Mapes, Sharon Vedder, John and Marie Pacella, Stan and Susan Houseman, Mickey Lindsay, Jan Fredrickson, Kevin Mistler, and Elaine Shreve. Tom Shreve is our webmaster.

– Elaine

Elaine Shreve

Elaine Shreve

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Andy Friedle Dignan obiturary

Andy Friedle Dignan

Andy Friedle Dignan

July 12, 1932 to August 9, 2022

Andy passed away peacefully of natural causes in the presence of close family.

Born Agnes Ann Friedle to Frank and Alma, it was not until age 8 that a deaf classmate gave her the forever-beloved nickname, “Andy.” The following years found her and her younger brother Fred at 40 Mile Camp in the Yukon. Her dad, as a mining engineer, as well her reluctant mom, a teacher, were chasing Klondike gold. Then Andy contracted polio at age 11. A heroic winter trip by horse drawn sleigh to needed care in Dawson, is a story in itself.

A year later and back home in Portland, Andy attended Cathedral Grade School, St. Mary’s Academy, then graduated from Lincoln High School with the unusually close-knit class of 1949. Pledging Pi Phi at the University of Oregon, she met Pat Dignan and earned a BA in history. Upon graduation they married and began a magnificent 67 year journey until Pat’s passing this past year. Pat became an officer in the Air Force and they moved to Long Island where they met lifelong friends. This was her gift to all, making lasting friends everywhere including those during their extensive travels abroad. The dynamic duo filled 67 wonderful years of marriage resulting in three children: Todd, Laurie, and Teddy. Traditions were established early including annual trips to Timberline Lodge and the family’s beach cabin at Tierra del Mar. We gathered together for everything imaginable. She and Pat were longtime Duck supporters and season ticket holders. Pat climbed the ladder at Northwest Natural Gas, retiring as Vice President of Marketing which made Andy very proud. Mom juggled Pat’s career, family, and hosted countless gatherings while, again, making more lifelong friends. Andy balanced all, including leadership and deep involvement in many organizations, her children’s schools, chairing the Junior League of Portland, Albertina Kerr, and was Chaperone to the 1969 Rose Festival Court. She founded Business Communication Center in 1979.

Andy is survived by her kid brother, Fred; as well her three children, Todd, Laurie, and Teddy. Her greatest joy were her six grandchildren, Peter, Kristina, Sean, Jenny, Mitchell, and Seamus. On those heels came great-grandchildren, Chloe and Luke, The family’s Matriarch was a tremendously giving person.

Her indomitable spirit showed itself each hour of every day. Never a cross nor derogatory word towards anyone. May she live long in all of us.

Read our story about Pat and Andy Dignan.

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August 2022 UPDATE – Garden Home History Email

Hello Friends! Garden Home is busy! This update includes Century Home book display, Crystal Steele, Remembering Vlasta Becvar Barber, Fanno Creek Trail History Walk, and The Life and Times of Ross Fogelquist and His Steiner Log House.

Thank you for your generous donations, your nice comments, and hopefully, your good intentions to write us a story about your family! If you wish to receive the printed Gazette (3x a year) in addition to your email Gazette, reply with your  mailing address.

History Display Case at the Garden Home Library

2022-07-07 History display cabinet of Century Home books

2022-07-07 History display cabinet of Century Home books

These books related to home history are displayed in our History Case in the Garden Home Library. They are of particular interest to owners of older homes and to persons searching for history of their properties. Several books show the display of Sears Roebuck Homes which could be ordered in complete detail for the homeowner to put together. A brief summary and sample page are included for the books displayed.

Three of the books are already in the Library system:

  • A Field Guide to American Houses
  • Where We Lived
  • Discovering the History of Your House

In August, the Library will review several of the books for inclusion in their collection. They will be available through all of the Washington County libraries:

  • The Bungalow Book
  • Small Houses of the Forties
  • Small Houses of the Twenties with the Sears
  • Roebuck 1926 House Catalog
  • 1000 Turn-of-the-Century Houses and Floor Plans
  • 1947 issue of LIFE magazine showing the pieces of a pre-fab home

Thank you to Virginia Vanture for her donation of these books to the Garden Home History Project.

Crystal Steele

Crystal Steele and street sign

Crystal Steele and street sign

Ever wonder where the street names come from? In this current photo, Crystal Steele is pointing to the street sign with her name on SW 87th Ave. Interestingly, there is only a foot path where the street should be. She was the youngest of the Steele children who grew up in the house which was at 8085 S.W. Westgard in the early 20th Century. Read Jack Steele’s story on our website.

"Jack

Remembering Vlasta Nora Becvar Barber

Vlasta Becvar Barber 2010

Vlasta Becvar Barber 2010

Vlasta Becvar at the Washington County Museum exhibit featuring her life story, 2018

Vlasta Becvar Barber at the Washington County Museum exhibit featuring her life story, 2018

Vlasta Becvar, December 1934, Occidental Ave. 76th

1938 Czech National Dances, Ted Jensen, Vlasta Becvar, Lloyd Knudsen

Vlasta Nora Barber, age 95, of Tigard, Oregon passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2022. Vlasta was born December 7, 1926 in Maplewood, Oregon. Vlasta attended Garden Home School. Read our article about Vlasta.

Fanno Creek Trail History Walk

We thank a number of our residents for their assistance in researching history for our two HISTORY WALKS along the Fanno Creek Trail in May and June. We have worked with the Garden Home Library’s Heather Waisanen to develop the plan and handle the registration procedures. Elaine Shreve researched and wrote the script and Elaine and Heather were the leaders. Tom Shreve, our webmaster, began the second walk. Jan Fredrickson, Kevin Mistler, and Stan Houseman assisted with the history. Watch the Library website for the date and registration for the next walk.

Elaine guiding the Fanno Creek Trail history walk, May 2022

Elaine guiding the Fanno Creek Trail history walk, May 2022

Jan Fredrickson describing Firlock Station on the Fanno Creek Trail history walk, May 2022

Jan Fredrickson describing Firlock Station on the Fanno Creek Trail history walk, May 2022

The Life and Times of Ross Fogelquist and His Steiner Log House

The spectacular book, The Life and Times of Ross Fogelquist and His Steiner Log House, is available at the Nordia House gift store on Oleson Road! Beautiful colored photos on every page, a history of this remarkable person here in Garden Home.

The Life and Times of Ross Fogelquist and His Steiner Log House

The Life and Times of Ross Fogelquist and His Steiner Log House

Remember!

Garden Home baseball team in the Sunset Basebase League. Uncle Duke Scherner (right front), Uncle Carl Rehberg (left rear) and Albert Erickson (center).

Garden Home baseball team in the Sunset Basebase League. Uncle Duke Scherner (right front), Uncle Carl Rehberg (left rear) and Albert Erickson (center).
Courtesy Don Smith. See post.

1935 or 1936 Garden Home baseball team of the Sunset League

1935 or 1936 Garden Home baseball team of the Sunset League.Front row (L to R): Jim Butler, Walt Niebert, Jim Smith, _________, Cece Daimler, Don Steele, Al Drake. Bat boy in front: Bob Tetrick.Back row: Glenn Steele, Bob Steele, Sid Ralston, Cliff Duval, _______Werschkul, Noble Stephens (Clark Stephens dad, manager), _________, Milt Drake, Stan Hall. Courtesy Clark Stephens. See post.

1910 Garden Home baseball team

Late 1920s Garden Home baseball team. #1 Duke Scherner in back.
Courtesy Don Smith. See post.

Even though our attention has been focused on the Track and Field World Championships in Eugene this summer, baseball was the major summer sport in early Garden Home. See our stories about Clark Stephens and Don Smith for more details.

Discover Garden Home!

History Bulletin Board at Wormwood Manor 3-11-2021

History Bulletin Board at Wormwood Manor

Discover the history bulletin board on SW 78th Ave. and the Fanno Creek Trail. The bulletin board is adjacent to Wormwood Manor and is maintained by Jan Fredrickson and Kevin Mistler. You’ll find the latest Gazette newsletter, brochures, and other history information.

Get Involved

Our Board of Directors continues their monthly meetings, second Mondays at 4:15 in our homes. Call to attend. Current subjects include displays in the Library and bulletin board, Century Homes program (we have some 39 Century Homes in Garden Home), Historic Garden Home street signs, new businesses, our newsletters, program planning with the Garden Home Library and more! More Garden Home History walking Tours. We welcome new volunteers to our committees; let us know your interest. Call Elaine 503-246-5879, or Esta 503-246-5758.

John Pacella, Susan and Stan Houseman, Jan Fredrickson, Kevin Mistler March 2022 crop

John Pacella, Susan and Stan Houseman, Jan Fredrickson, Kevin Mistler March 2022

Sharon Vedder, Esta Mapes, Elaine Shreve, Marie Pacella March 2022 crop

Sharon Vedder, Esta Mapes, Elaine Shreve, Marie Pacella March 2022

Read more about Garden Home with hundreds of photos and stories at GardenHomeHistory.com. We love hearing your memories about Garden Home! Call us: Elaine Shreve at 503-246-5879 or Esta Mapes at 503-246-5758 or Stan Houseman at 503-679-3691. To unsubscribe, reply to GardenHomeHistory@gmail.com with “UNSUBSCRIBE” in the subject line.

Stay safe and well, from all of our dedicated Board of Directors: Esta Mapes, Sharon Vedder, John and Marie Pacella, Stan and Susan Houseman, Jan Fredrickson, Kevin Mistler, and Elaine Shreve. Tom Shreve is our webmaster.

– Elaine

Elaine Shreve

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August 2022 News

In this edition: Century Home book display, Crystal Steele, Remembering Vlasta Nora Becvar Barber, Fanno Creek Trail History Walk, The Life and Times of Ross Fogelquist and His Steiner Log House, Old Market Pub fire and re-opening, 1964 Alpenrose Country Fair Souvenir Program

Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In the People and Places pages, you’ll find well over two hundred stories, and over two thousand photos of vintage Garden Home and residents attending our events. To receive the free newsletter and email Updates, contact us at GardenHomeHistory@gmail.com or call Elaine Shreve at 503-246-5879 or Esta Mapes at 503-246-5758 or Stan Houseman at 503-679-3691.

History Display Case at the Garden Home Library

2022-07-07 History display cabinet of Century Home books

2022-07-07 History display cabinet of Century Home books

These books related to home history are displayed in our History Case in the Garden Home Library. They are of particular interest to owners of older homes and to persons searching for history of their properties. Several books show the display of Sears Roebuck Homes which could be ordered in complete detail for the homeowner to put together. A brief summary and sample page are included for the books displayed.

Three of the books are already in the Library system:

  • A Field Guide to American Houses
  • Where We Lived
  • Discovering the History of Your House

In August, the Library will review several of the books for inclusion in their collection. They will be available through all of the Washington County libraries:

  • The Bungalow Book
  • Small Houses of the Forties
  • Small Houses of the Twenties with the Sears
  • Roebuck 1926 House Catalog
  • 1000 Turn-of-the-Century Houses and Floor Plans
  • 1947 issue of LIFE magazine showing the pieces of a pre-fab home

Thank you to Virginia Vanture for her donation of these books to the Garden Home History Project.

Crystal Steele

Crystal Steele and street sign

Crystal Steele and street sign

Ever wonder where the street names come from? In this current photo, Crystal Steele is pointing to the street sign with her name on SW 87th Ave. Interestingly, there is only a foot path where the street should be. She was the youngest of the Steele children who grew up in the house which was at 8085 S.W. Westgard in the early 20th Century. Read Jack Steele’s story on our website.

"Jack

Remembering Vlasta Nora Becvar Barber

Vlasta Nora Barber, age 95, of Tigard, Oregon passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2022. Vlasta was born December 7, 1926 in Maplewood, Oregon. Vlasta attended Garden Home School. Read our article about Vlasta.

Fanno Creek Trail History Walk

We thank a number of our residents for their assistance in researching history for our two HISTORY WALKS along the Fanno Creek Trail in May and June. We have worked with the Garden Home Library’s Heather Waisanen to develop the plan and handle the registration procedures. Elaine Shreve researched and wrote the script and Elaine and Heather were the leaders. Tom Shreve, our webmaster, began the second walk. Jan Fredrickson, Kevin Mistler, and Stan Houseman assisted with the history. Watch the Library website for the date and registration for the next walk.

Elaine guiding the Fanno Creek Trail history walk, May 2022

Elaine guiding the Fanno Creek Trail history walk, May 2022

Jan Fredrickson describing Firlock Station on the Fanno Creek Trail history walk, May 2022

Jan Fredrickson describing Firlock Station on the Fanno Creek Trail history walk, May 2022

Original train bridge supports over Fanno Creek 2019 by Kevin Mistler

Original train bridge supports over Fanno Creek

The Life and Times of Ross Fogelquist and His Steiner Log House

The spectacular book, The Life and Times of Ross Fogelquist and His Steiner Log House, is available at the Nordia House gift store on Oleson Road! Beautiful colored photos on every page, a history of this remarkable person here in Garden Home.

The Life and Times of Ross Fogelquist and His Steiner Log House

The Life and Times of Ross Fogelquist and His Steiner Log House

Old Market Pub fire and re-opening

The historic Old Market Pub has re-opened after the building suffered a kitchen fire and extensive smoke damage on March 28, 2022. The fire propelled them into a major reorganization, painting and repairs of the popular Pub at the convergence of Multnomah Boulevard and Garden Home Road.

We plan to have an event in the back room when it is available. Pizza and drinks! Presenting Garden Home of the early 1900s, rail station, Red store, Cannery, then Whitneys, Comellas, and finally the Old Market Pub!

Old Market Pub and Brewery

Old Market Pub and Brewery

1964 Alpenrose Country Fair Souvenir Program

We recently received a fabulous 1964 Alpenrose Country Fair Souvenir Program, all the way from Hawaii, thanks to Cheryl Ames. She hated to throw it away. We hope that you’ll also offer us some unique Garden Home treasures when you clean house. We’ll do more of the Alpenrose story later this year. If you know any of the people currently working on this, please let me know. Visit our story on the history of Alpenrose to see the whole program.

1964 Alpenrose Country Fair - page 1

1964 Alpenrose Country Fair – page 1

Remember!

Garden Home baseball team in the Sunset Basebase League. Uncle Duke Scherner (right front), Uncle Carl Rehberg (left rear) and Albert Erickson (center).

Garden Home baseball team in the Sunset Basebase League. Uncle Duke Scherner (right front), Uncle Carl Rehberg (left rear) and Albert Erickson (center).
Courtesy Don Smith. See post.

1935 or 1936 Garden Home baseball team of the Sunset League

1935 or 1936 Garden Home baseball team of the Sunset League.Front row (L to R): Jim Butler, Walt Niebert, Jim Smith, _________, Cece Daimler, Don Steele, Al Drake. Bat boy in front: Bob Tetrick.Back row: Glenn Steele, Bob Steele, Sid Ralston, Cliff Duval, _______Werschkul, Noble Stephens (Clark Stephens dad, manager), _________, Milt Drake, Stan Hall. Courtesy Clark Stephens. See post.

1910 Garden Home baseball team

Late 1920s Garden Home baseball team. #1 Duke Scherner in back.
Courtesy Don Smith. See post.

Even though our attention has been focused on the Track and Field World Championships in Eugene this summer, baseball was the major summer sport in early Garden Home. See our stories about Clark Stephens and Don Smith for more details.

Discover Garden Home!

History Bulletin Board at Wormwood Manor 3-11-2021

History Bulletin Board at Wormwood Manor

Discover the history bulletin board on SW 78th Ave. and the Fanno Creek Trail. The bulletin board is adjacent to Wormwood Manor and is maintained by Jan Fredrickson and Kevin Mistler. You’ll find the latest Gazette newsletter, brochures, and other history information.

Get Involved

Our Board of Directors continues their monthly meetings, second Mondays at 4:15 in our homes. Call to attend. Current subjects include displays in the Library and bulletin board, Century Homes program (we have some 39 Century Homes in Garden Home), Historic Garden Home street signs, new businesses, our newsletters, program planning with the Garden Home Library and more! More Garden Home History walking Tours. We welcome new volunteers to our committees; let us know your interest. Call Elaine 503-246-5879, or Esta 503-246-5758.

John Pacella, Susan and Stan Houseman, Jan Fredrickson, Kevin Mistler March 2022 crop

John Pacella, Susan and Stan Houseman, Jan Fredrickson, Kevin Mistler March 2022

Sharon Vedder, Esta Mapes, Elaine Shreve, Marie Pacella March 2022 crop

Sharon Vedder, Esta Mapes, Elaine Shreve, Marie Pacella March 2022

Historic Garden Home street sign

Historic Garden Home street sign

Historic Garden Home street signs: We currently have about over 40 of the Historic Garden Home street sign toppers in our community. Each sign was purchased by a friend or family member to honor their loved one. Click here to view photos of the signs and for information about sponsoring a sign.

Our generous donors permit us to print and mail this newsletter for our non-e-mail people and for the Garden Home Recreation Center. We also replace the Historic Garden Home street signs once for signs that disappear, current cost for each sign. We also have website costs, printing, paper, plaques and many other costs of an organization. Donor names are listed on our History Bulletin Board at the Recreation Center. Thank you to all of our donors and to all of our volunteers for their time and skills.

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