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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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History of Garden Home written by students in 1962

The following Garden Home history  was written by seventh grade students  in 1962.  It was apparently presented publicly by the PTA at a Founder’s Day event, 1964.   We have an original quite faded copy with the name Dorothy Meisner at … Continue reading

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1944 Crash of Lt. Robert Strong’s P-63 Kingcobra fighter plane

We had reports from a number of residents who lived in Garden Home in the 1940s of a fighter plane crash in Garden Home. They recall that they went to the crash site to try to find souvenirs or the … Continue reading

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Bette Waldele Sturtevant

Bette shared these memories with us on her 92nd birthday, October 20, 2012, when she attended the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Garden Home Elementary School. Interviewed by Patsy VandeVenter and Katherine McDonald. I lived in Garden Home while … Continue reading

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Mollie Hougan Clark

My parents, Sivert and Gladys Hougan and I moved to Garden Home in 1941. My dad built the house we lived in at 7455 SW Alden St across the street from Powell’s Kennels. They boarded dogs. Our house is still standing. I … Continue reading

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Doc Hickman

[Editor: Doc’s wife Linda called to tell us that Doc had died in February, 2023, (no obituary). Doc’s story below is one of my favorites, full of Garden Home history…and fun! And the photo of the kids and the big … Continue reading

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