Tag Archives: Cannery

April 2017 News

Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In the People and Places pages, you’ll find over a hundred stories and over a thousand photos of vintage Garden Home and residents attending our events. Upcoming Events During the month of March, visit … Continue reading

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Memories of Whitney’s Custom Cannery, Circa 1954-56

By Patti (“The Ransom girl” ) Waitman-Ingebretsen, Multnomah Village My family moved to Maplewood in 1950 and our ¼ acre property allowed for a very large garden.  My father, raised on a farm in Corvallis, knew all about gardening and raising … Continue reading

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Glenn and Isolda Steele

In 1937, Glenn and Isolda Steele relocated to Garden Home from Antelope, Oregon. Isolda worked at the Garden Home School preparing lunches for the children and staff.  In 1939 she reported in the PTA minutes that hot lunches would now … Continue reading

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The Otto Arndt Story

This complete biography of Otto Arndt and his family was submitted to us by Donna Oliver, his daughter, 2016. Donna gave us the huge cache of aerial photos and negatives of Garden Home and Washington County towns that her father, … Continue reading

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Bernie Rice recalls working at Whitney’s Cannery

Bernie Rice worked at the Whitney Cannery the two summer seasons after he graduated from Beaverton High School in 1962. The tasks varied but primarily he worked as a “cook.”  This meant he was involved in the actual processing of the food, … Continue reading

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May 18, 2011 Evening at the Old Cannery

Photos from the Evening at the Old Cannery event held May 18, 2011.

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Leona Whitney and the Whitney Cannery, 1950-1976

Update: Leona Whitney, 1920-2015. The following is from a phone interview with Leona in March 2010. Before coming to Oregon, Leona and Mark Whitney were living in Las Vegas.  Mark was working for the Union Pacific Railroad on the Streamliner, but the … 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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