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Lumen H. Nichols and Ann M. Nichols

  The circa 1890s photo of the first general store and post office in Garden Home shows Mr. Lumen H. Nichols standing against the picket fence.  The building has a cough remedy poster and a typical “Wanted” poster attached to … Continue reading

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Memoir of Dorothy Lois Upchurch (1919-2009)

This story about the Upchurch family was sent to us by Dorinda Troutman, from her home in Hamilton, Montana.  Her mother Dorothy Lois Upchurch Hogue Bates was a teenager and young woman when her parents Theresa Boyd Upchurch and her … Continue reading

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Garden Home Post Office

History of the Garden Home Post Office By Elaine Shreve According to the book, Oregon Post Offices, 1847-19821, the Garden Home Post Office was first established March 6, 1882. It was then discontinued or had a change of designation on January 31, … 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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Darrell MacKay

My father, Rod MacKay, was a custodian at Garden Home School. When the Throckmorton store was starting to burn someone called our house and asked if Dad could get the fire hoses from the school and try to put the … Continue reading

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Carolyn Ernstrom Welch

About 1950 through 1957 In my experience, having lived in Garden Home in 1950 when I was eight years of age, and then again in 1955 through the summer of 1958, when I was twelve through fifteen years old, the … Continue reading

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Garden Home Church and Community History Speech, 1994

This speech was given by Elaine Shreve on June 5, 1994 at the closing of the Garden Home Community United Methodist Church. This church was located at 7650 SW 81st street. This church has always been an important part of … Continue reading

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Don Smith

March 29, 2010, Rev. 2012 Don Smith is a retired golf pro who worked at the Portland Golf Club, Golf Land, Eastmoreland Golf course and at the national headquarters of the P.G.A. in Florida. Early days: Don was in second grade … Continue reading

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The Newton Boys

The Newtons: Growing Up With Garden Home Gladys and Albert Newton and their seven boys moved to Garden Home in the early fall of 1935. Their eldest, Donal McIntosh, Gladys’ son by a previous marriage, was in his last years at … Continue reading

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Clark Stephens

[Editor: Clark passed on September 1, 2019, see also the obituary for Clark Stephens.] My parents Noble and Bessie (Elizabeth) Stephens moved to Garden Home in 1928. They both were going to business school in Portland. They and friends would go camping … Continue reading

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