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Stanley Marugg

The old Marugg hay barn, off of south Oleson Road, was the local hang-out for Garden Home kids in the 1930s and 1940s.  Hay bales could be pulled around and stacked into all sorts of forts and tunnels.  Joanne Day … 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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1944 Crash of Lt. Robert Strong’s P-63 Kingcobra fighter plane

We had reports from a number of residents who lived in Garden Home in the 1940s of a fighter plane crash in Garden Home. They recall that they went to the crash site to try to find souvenirs or the … Continue reading

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Bette Waldele Sturtevant

Bette shared these memories with us on her 92nd birthday, October 20, 2012, when she attended the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Garden Home Elementary School. Interviewed by Patsy VandeVenter and Katherine McDonald. I lived in Garden Home while … Continue reading

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Mollie Hougan Clark

My parents, Sivert and Gladys Hougan and I moved to Garden Home in 1941. My dad built the house we lived in at 7455 SW Alden St across the street from Powell’s Kennels. They boarded dogs. Our house is still standing. I … Continue reading

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Doc Hickman

Doc Hickman has been remembered by Robert Feldman, Jack Steele and others as a good friend in the 1940s at Garden Home Grade School. Doc recalls that he lived on a small 21 acre farm with a few cows, chickens and … Continue reading

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Steve Bauer / Skyhar area

June 4, 2010 Steve Bauer moved into the Garden Home area in 1994. He purchased a home in what is commonly called the Skyhar area although it was originally called the Lingerwood development. He purchased the property from Ed and Janice Hamilton … Continue reading

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