Tag Archives: Cannery

Glenn and Isolda Rooper Steele

Glenn (1895-1989) and Isolda Rooper Steele (1896-1986) In 1937, Glenn and Isolda Steele relocated to Garden Home from Antelope, Oregon. Isolda worked at the Garden Home School preparing lunches for the children and staff in the late 1930s, 1940s and … Continue reading

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April 2017 News

Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In the People and Places pages, you’ll find over a hundred stories and over a thousand photos of vintage Garden Home and residents attending our events. Upcoming Events During the month of March, visit … Continue reading

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Memories of Whitney’s Custom Cannery, Circa 1954-56

By Patti (“The Ransom girl” ) Waitman-Ingebretsen, Multnomah Village My family moved to Maplewood in 1950 and our ¼ acre property allowed for a very large garden.  My father, raised on a farm in Corvallis, knew all about gardening and raising … Continue reading

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The Otto Arndt Story

This complete biography of Otto Arndt and his family was submitted to us by Donna Oliver, his daughter, 2016. Donna gave us the huge cache of aerial photos and negatives of Garden Home and Washington County towns that her father, … Continue reading

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Bernie Rice recalls working at Whitney’s Cannery

Bernie Rice worked at the Whitney Cannery the two summer seasons after he graduated from Beaverton High School in 1962. The tasks varied but primarily he worked as a “cook.”  This meant he was involved in the actual processing of the food, … Continue reading

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May 18, 2011 Evening at the Old Cannery

Photos from the Evening at the Old Cannery event held May 18, 2011.

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Leona Whitney and the Whitney Cannery, 1950-1976

[Update: Leona Whitney, 1920-2015. Read her obituary here.] The following is from a phone interview with Leona in March 2010. Before coming to Oregon, Leona and Mark Whitney were living in Las Vegas.  Mark was working for the Union Pacific Railroad on … 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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