Tag Archives: Whitney

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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Leona Whitney obituary

Leona Whitney, April 26, 1920 to February 18, 2015 We received a notice from Richard Whitney of his mother’s death.  She lived in Henderson, Nevada.  Leona and her husband, Mark, owned Whitney’s Cannery in Garden Home at the current location … Continue reading

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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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