Tag Archives: SW Oleson Rd

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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Swedish Bus Shelter

This unique bus shelter “A Little Bit of Sweden” sits across the street from Ross Fogelquist’s lovely home devoted to all things Swedish and Scandinavian. Ross had taken photos of similar bus shelters in Sweden and came home to work with … 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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Mildred Stevens

Update: Mildred Stevens, August 24, 1916 to September 8, 2015. Mildred died a few days after her 99th birthday. She was loved and revered in Garden Home. She was essential to our research of Garden Home history. At 93 years … Continue reading

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Garden Home Crossing – Oleson Gardens Dedication

This is the speech given by Terry Moore at the dedication of the SW Oleson Road gardens  on October 18, 2008. I’m Terry Moore and I’d like to welcome you all to the dedication of our new Oleson gardens on this … Continue reading

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