Quick Profiles of Early Beaverton Settlers

Posted on September 13th, 2016 by
Compiled by Michael Wong About Beaverton According to Oregon Geographic Names, Beaverton got its name because of the settlement’s proximity to a large body of water resulting from beaver dams. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaverton,_Oregon) The first pioneers to settle in the area we now call Beaverton were Augustus Fanno and Lawrence Hall, both in 1847. In the decades… View Article

October Presentation: Opal Whiteley by Steve McQuiddy

Posted on September 2nd, 2016 by
Event:  Opal Whiteley by Steve McQuiddy You are in for a treat!  Hear Steve McQuiddy author of “The Fantastic Tale of Opal Whiteley talk about this American nature writer and diarist whose childhood journal was published in 1920. When:  October 11, 2016; 7:00 PM Where:  Elsie Stuhr Senior Center, 5550 SW Hall Blvd., Beaverton, OR… View Article

3 Organizations that Shaped our City

Posted on September 1st, 2016 by
By Ann Koppy, BHSoc Historian People come together in organizations for a multitude of reasons: friendship, religion, patriotism, business, or politics. Many are well-known and continue to function. Others have faded into the pages of history. Beaverton Commercial Club Businessmen and progressive citizens established commercial clubs nationwide to work for the common good and to… View Article

The Beaverton Chautauqua Festival

Posted on September 1st, 2016 by
By Ann Koppy, BHSoc Historian Chautauqua (roughly pronounced ‘je-taw-kwa’) was a popular national movement that fused education and entertainment. Its origins lie in educational gatherings at Lake Chautauqua, New York in 1874 and organized by businessman Lewis Miller and religious educator John Heyl Vincent. Their objective: train Sunday school teachers in a pleasant summer setting…. View Article

Remembering the Santa Clara

Posted on August 11th, 2016 by
By Ann Koppy, BHSoc Historian Oregon’s most tragic maritime disaster happened in 1915 Shipwrecks occurred with alarming frequency in our early coastal seafaring history. Violent storms, heavy seas and hidden reefs plagued sea captains as they brought vessels across the mouths of rivers and into port. One of the most tragic and documented maritime disasters… View Article
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