Summer Memories from Beaverton’s Past

July 21, 2017 1:44 am Published by

One family’s memories from the 1920s to the 1960s
By Jeannette Culver

Jeannette Culver’s family has lived in Beaverton for generations and here are a few Summer highlights that her and her family members have done over the years.

  • 1925: During the summer, it was fun looking for a good book to read at the Beaverton Library which was located in the city’s first brick structure, the Cady Building (currently stands on the corner of Farmington and Watson).
  • 1927: The young people of Beaverton Church of Christ joined with a group of young people from Cedar Mills in a picnic at Shady Acres on the Pudding River.
  • 1927: We often went swimming at the Beaverton High School Pool or just rode our bikes around town.
  • 1938: The Kiwanis Club discussed topics of interest at the Library
  • 1940: I remember watching the Beaverton softball team loose to Forest Grove 6 to 8 at the Beaverton Athletic Field.1943: The Ritz Theatre had evening shows that started at 7:30 PM and featured NEWS: AT THE FRONT which was always captivating.
  • 1945: Having dinner and then dancing at the Old Heidelberg Park on Canyon Rd. was great summer fun in 1945.
  • 1959: We watched Porgy and Bess on Catfish Row;
  • 1959: On August 6, Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation district held a Swim-o’rama with five water ballet groups performing along with comic and exhibition divers
  • 1959: On August 11, the Oregon calvalcade of wagons passed through town at 10am. Mayor Earl Fisher and Chief of Police Charles McCarthy met the covered wagon train on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway and traveled down Broadway with them to Hwy 8.
  • 1968: I liked watching Roy Rogers Cowboy movies at the Beaverton Valley Theater, Joy, or Drive-In Theater;
  • 1968: That summer I was so happy to buy boots at “The Wigwam” store on Canyon Rd.
  • 1968: I loved to go horseback riding at a nearby stable or cruise the streets in my roadster.

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This post was written by Michael Wong