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Shirley Gertsch Bartels on Peter and Pete Gertsch

Peter Gertsch, his wife Katy Tannler and his brother Fred (known as Fritz) came to Garden Home from Switzerland and settled on property off of Oleson Road sometime in the 1890’s. This property was on the west side of Oleson … Continue reading

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History of the Alpenrose Dairy

Alpenrose is the oldest family-owned dairy in Oregon. It was named after a flower in Switzerland, where McKinnon’s family lived before moving to Oregon over 100 years ago. Located off Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway at 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road, the dairy has … Continue reading

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Stanley Marugg

The old Marugg hay barn, off of south Oleson Road, was the local hang-out for Garden Home kids in the 1930s and 1940s.  Hay bales could be pulled around and stacked into all sorts of forts and tunnels.  Joanne Day … Continue reading

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Fanno Creek Dairy – Blotters

Blotter advertisements for the Fanno Creek Dairy. Blotters were commonly used when people used wet ink fountain pens. Bob Feldman grew up on this property which was about 55 acres north from Garden Home Road from 87th to 92nd.  They delivered milk to … Continue reading

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Fanno Creek Dairy drawing, photographs

Photographs from Bob Feldman’s family As described in Bob Feldman’s story, he grew up on the Fanno Creek Dairy Farm which was about 55 acres south of Garden Home Road at 88th.  When Bob’s grandparents deeded the property to their … Continue reading

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Early Dairies by Pete Gertsch

Following is a brief history of the early dairy industry, written for his family by Pete Gertsch in 1970 or 1971. The Gertsch family established the Shattuck Dairy in the 1890’s just north of Garden Home Road and south of Vermont … Continue reading

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