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Dorothy McNamara Bastien and her writing group in Garden Home in the 1940s.

Dorothy McNamara Bastien, 1906-1985, and her husband Clarence lived in Garden Home in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Their home is now painted yellow and blue and is the first single family home, 7665 SW Oleson, south of the intersection, … Continue reading

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Don Krom memoir

My parents were George and Harriet McNamara Krom.  My family moved from Wisconsin to Garden Home in 1946 when I was 3 years old.  We bought the house on 7 acres of fruit orchard which was located on the NE … Continue reading

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James Bastien 1934-2005

One of the most well-known people to have lived in Garden Home was James Bastien, piano pedagogue and musician. In the 1940s and 1950s, James lived at 7665 SW Oleson Road, just south of Gust Johnson’s gas station (and the current Mobil station). Generations … Continue reading

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