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Bus Service in Garden Home

(Ed: In the 1940s and ‘50s) There were two busses that served Garden Home and both ‘Blue Busses’ were owned by The Tualatin Valley Bus Company.  They left from the Trailways Terminal in downtown Portland – directly across 5th Avenue from … Continue reading

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Otto Arndt – 1950s Aerial Photos of Garden Home

October 2015:  Donna Arndt Oliver, daughter of Otto Arndt, has given us a large collection of Washington County aerial photos and negatives. The family lived in Garden Home. We thank Donna Oliver for this gift and Bob Cram for digitizing … Continue reading

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Garden Home Water District

If you have been reading this series, you know that as more people came west and settled in our three areas, it became harder to supply enough water to meet the need in the early 1900s. Wells, springs and creeks worked … Continue reading

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1965 Oregon Supreme Court case: Garden Home

An important court case involving Garden Home regarded the property where the current LDS Church is located. In the 1960s, Schwager-Wood wanted to build a factory where the Mormon Church now sits, right next to the Multnomah County line between Garden … Continue reading

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The Garden Home Co-op Cannery (early 1940’s-1950)

Early U.S. Canneries Beginning in the latter part of the 1800’s small canneries became an important part of many rural communities across the United States. By the late 1880’s there were over 3,800 community canneries in the country responding to the … 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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