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Garden Home School

Photos from the Washington County Museum

We recently acquired a trove of historical photos of Garden Home courtesy of the Washington County Museum. We’re still working on stories for some of these photos, but we’re too exicited about them to not share them immediately. Advertisements

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Detailed chronology of Beaverton High School

Below is a collection of notes about the history of Beaverton High School prepared by Lisa Sandmire for the Beaverton High School centennial celebration. She used Beaverton High School’s archive of past issues of The Hummer and other sources as … Continue reading

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August 13, 2016 Beaverton High and Garden Home School Reunion

On August 13, 2016, about a hundred former students joined us for the Beaverton High and Garden Home School Reunion on a lovely summer day, outside, under the covered play area at the old Garden Home school, now the The Garden … Continue reading

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Wayne S. Thurman obituary

Wayne S. Thurman, May 22, 1912 to February 16, 1997 At his request, no service will be held for Wayne S. Thurman, who died Feb. 16, 1997, at age 84. Mr. Thurman was born May 22, 1912 in Elmira.  He graduated … Continue reading

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Beaverton High School Chronology

Below are excerpts from an extensive chronology of Beaverton High School by Lisa Sandmire, derived from past issues of the Beaverton High newspaper, The Hummer, and other historical sources. 1842: First school in Washington County opens. It was an Indian mission and open … Continue reading

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The Closing of Garden Home Elementary School

Garden Home Elementary may have been newer than McKay or Raleigh Hills elementary schools, and there is no doubt that it played a crucial role in making our cross-roads community a memorable part of eastern Washington County. It had a … Continue reading

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The Garden Home Community Library Association

Garden Home Community Library Association is incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit public benefit corporation with the purpose of operating and supporting the mission of the Garden Home Community Library. The Board carries full legal responsibility for the nonprofit corporation and … 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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Garden Home After-School Care Association

It all began because Jan Pinniger got tired of baby sitting the neighborhood kids. In 1972, Larry Monk was appointed pastor of the Garden Home United Methodist church. Larry and Linda had a total of seven children between them. Four … Continue reading

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Garden Home P.T.A. Minutes, 1934-1941

Early Garden Home School: Thanks to Mildred Stevens, we have a wonderful book of the Garden Home School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) minutes during the 1930s. The book is all hand-written and the minutes for a meeting usually take two to three … Continue reading

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Garden Home School by Don Dunbar, Principal 1968-1974

I came to Garden Home School as principal in the fall of 1968 and served for six years in that capacity. My previous experience in the Beaverton School District was three years as Principal at Hazeldale Elementary School. That assignment … Continue reading

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Schools in Garden Home Area

Garden Home:  Children living in the Garden Home area went to either McKay or Raleigh until Garden Home District 92 organized to provide a school program in 1911.  It didn’t have its own school building at first; classes were held in a large … Continue reading

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Oct 20, 2012 Centennial Celebration of Garden Home School opening

What fun we had at our Centennial Celebration of the opening of Garden Home School in 1912! Classmates, displays, coffee and donuts, lunch sandwich rolls, transcriber table, slides and photos of school classes, brief program and FUN filled the gymnasium. … Continue reading

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Garden Home School P.T.A. Scrapbook, 1957-58

We were given the Frontier Frolic scrapbook of the Garden Home School PTA activities and Gazettes of1957-58. Dorothy Meisner was President. The meetings were held about monthly, always followed by refreshments. Planning for refreshments at the meetings, events, room mothers, etc. was … Continue reading

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Garden Home Gazette

In the 1950’s and 1960’s the Garden Home PTA published a newsletter, the GARDEN HOME GAZETTE. The newsletter provided the community with current state, county and local information relating to Garden Home School. It included articles on bond measure, local school … Continue reading

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Sep 24, 2011 Centennial anniversary of the first Garden Home class for school children

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011: We’ll be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first Garden Home class for school children, beginning at 10 am. In 1911 the class was held upstairs in Chris Jager’s store, now the Dairy Queen corner. The original Garden Home … Continue reading

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Angie MacKay Fredrickson

March 2011 My mother and father bought an acre and a third on 82nd Avenue, off of Taylors Ferry Road. We had a route number for an address— Rt 6 Box 936 to be exact. My father cleared the land … Continue reading

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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 in the area before they decided to move out here. Their home is still … Continue reading

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History of Garden Home Community Library

(March, 2003 These notes were taken from review of historical material and old minutes by Elaine Shreve & Polly Herman. 2010 updated information by Elaine Shreve follows.) Briefly: The Garden Home Elementary School, Beaverton School District, closed in 1982 and the … Continue reading

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