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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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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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Garden Home Post Office

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 Jan. 31, 1904. It was then reestablished Oct. 26, 1912.  On Feb. 28, … 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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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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Apr 9, 2011 Crescent Grove Cemetery Tour

The tour will take about one hour. Wear good walking shoes. You’ll hear stories about Margaret Scherner, one of the early Postmistresses. Also the Nichols who developed the first store in the early 1900s and the sad story of their … Continue reading

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Oct 16, 2010 Crescent Grove Cemetery Tour

Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010 at 1 PM The Garden Home History Project will be conducting a tour of the historic Crescent Grove Cemetery on S.W. Greenburg Road next to Washington Square. The cemetery was established in 1852, and is the oldest … Continue reading

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