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Happy Holidays Everyone! Thank you for supporting us all year, we look forward to seeing you in 2015, be sure and check this website for details of upcoming events.


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Happy New Year! Add this to your 2015 calendars. Our first event for 2015!
January Event - Portland & Beaverton Area Railroad History

Event:  Portland and Beaverton Area Railroad History

Speakers:  Al Baker and Alfred Mullett

When:  Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 7:00-8:00 PM

Where:  Beaverton History Center, 12412 SW Broadway, Beaverton, OR

Cost:  $2.00 Suggested Donation

Al Baker and Alfred Mullett are active members of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society and the Oregon Rail Foundation.  Their presentation will cover the history of railroads in Portland and Beaverton, focusing on the Beaverton area. 

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A Special Thank You to Lone Owl Farms & Norlain Acres
We want to give a big shout out to Lone Owl Farms & Norlain Acres. They have donated a beautiful Noble Fir to the Beaverton History Center. The center staff will be decorating the donated tree and preparing the center for the holidays. If you are looking for your Christmas tree, stop by and check out the trees at Lone Owl Farms & Norlain Acre located at 18900 SW Scholl Ferry Road, Beaverton, OR.

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Letter containing memories of the 1937 Blizzard in Beaverton

March  6, 2014

Hi Don,

Thanks for the news clippings about the 1937 Blizzard. I remember it. I wasn’t allowed out of the house because I had Mastoid infections and draining ears for 8 months in 1936. My father worked in the shipping department of a door factory at S.E. 17th and Holgate in Portland. He couldn’t get to work for three days because of snowdrifts. Your father was out of school for a week. The teacher at McKay School, Mrs. Vose, couldn’t get to school from Oswego because of the snow. Beaverton High School was the only one that used buses then. I don’t have any pictures of any of this because we were too poor to have a camera. Your father got a camera for his sixteenth birthday in July 1941 and HIS DRIVERS LICENSE.

Richard

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