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Local History: Our Town – Our Story: A Woman’s Work is Never Done: Part 7, Rest on Sunday

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Local History: Our Town – Our Story: A Woman’s Work is Never Done: Part 7, Rest on Sunday

by Ann Koppy, BHSoc Historian Pioneer women followed a regular routine for household chores: Wash on Monday. Iron on Tuesday. Mend on Wednesday. Churn on Thursday. Clean on Friday. Bake on Saturday. Rest on Sunday. Sunday is for Resting As the pioneers settled into their new homes in the wilderness, they followed their familiar Monday […]

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Local History: Our Town – Our Story: A Woman’s Work Is Never Done: Part 6, Bake on Saturday

| January 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Local History: Our Town – Our Story: A Woman’s Work Is Never Done: Part 6, Bake on Saturday

by Ann Koppy, BHSoc Historian Pioneer women followed a regular routine for household chores: Wash on Monday. Iron on Tuesday. Mend on Wednesday. Churn on Thursday. Clean on Friday. Bake on Saturday. Rest on Sunday. Saturday’s Chore Quiz: These are a few of the words familiar to homesteading families, but less common today. Do you […]

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Local History: Our Town – Our Story: A Woman’s Work Is Never Done: Part 5, Clean on Fridays

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Local History: Our Town – Our Story: A Woman’s Work Is Never Done: Part 5, Clean on Fridays

by Ann Koppy, BHSoc Historian Pioneer women followed a regular routine for household chores: Wash on Monday. Iron on Tuesday. Mend on Wednesday. Churn on Thursday. Clean on Friday. Bake on Saturday. Rest on Sunday. Friday’s Chore Another chore for pioneer women and young girls in the family was cleaning their homes. Although Friday was […]

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Local History: Our Town – Our Story: A Woman’s Work is Never Done, Mend on Wednesday

| October 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Local History: Our Town – Our Story: A Woman’s Work is Never Done, Mend on Wednesday

by Ann Koppy, BHSoc Historian Wash on Monday. Iron on Tuesday. Mend on Wednesday. Churn on Thursday. Clean on Friday. Bake on Saturday. Rest on Sunday. Wednesday’s Chore Pioneer women set Wednesday aside to mend clothing during the day, in the evening, or whenever they had a spare moment. They had ironed garments and other […]

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Local History: Our Town – Our Story: Arthur Byron Clement, 1885 – 1959

| August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Local History: Our Town – Our Story: Arthur Byron Clement, 1885 – 1959

by Ann Koppy, BHSoc Historian He was a business owner, farmer, municipal official, husband, father, and brother-in-law. His parents and siblings were distinguished residents of early Beaverton, but their story isn’t well-known in city history. This is what we have learned Arthur Byron Clement (usually identified as A.B. Clement) was born in Wisconsin in 1885 […]

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Local History: Our Town – Our Story, History of Law Enforcement in Beaverton

| July 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Local History: Our Town – Our Story, History of Law Enforcement in Beaverton

by Ann Koppy, BHSoc Historian Permanent organized law enforcement wasn’t a priority of early Oregon Country settlers. They knew how to take care of themselves, and besides that, establishing homes and proving up land claims came first. They did, however, want an imposing individual to protect neighbors from criminals and disorder. Mountain man, farmer, and […]

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Local History: Our Town – Our Story: The Stories Behind the Photo

| June 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Local History: Our Town – Our Story: The Stories Behind the Photo

by Ann Koppy, BHSoc Historian Every photo tells many stories that remind us of a time, a place, an event. We don’t know the names of the men in this image, but it’s likely they were Beaverton residents. Were they sharing a private joke, admiring a visitor’s motorcycle, or showing off a newly-purchased motorbike? Perhaps […]

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Local History: Our Town – Our Story: The Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918

| May 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Local History: Our Town – Our Story: The Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918

by Ann Koppy Its medical name is influenza A (H1N1), but is better known as the Spanish flu. Ninety-eight years after its appearance, the 1918-19 pandemic is identified as the baseline against which all viral outbreaks are measured. It occurred in three waves and its numbers are staggering: 20,000,000-50,000,000 deaths worldwide, about 675,000 in the […]

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Local History: Our Town – Our Story: Beaverton’s Biggest Party, 1980

| April 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Local History: Our Town – Our Story: Beaverton’s Biggest Party, 1980

by Ann Koppy A new family-friendly endeavor began in fall 1978 as a City of Beaverton Open House that invited residents to familiarize themselves with municipal facilities and employees. Mayor Jack Nelson had earlier proclaimed July as Good Neighbor Days (GND), promoting the idea of block parties to celebrate neighborliness, build a stronger community, and […]

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Local History: Our Town – Our Story: Potato Starch Factory

| March 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Local History: Our Town – Our Story: Potato Starch Factory

by Ann Koppy Spuds. Taters. Praties. Irish Potatoes. Murphies. American regional English has given many distinctive nicknames to this versatile tuber. The crew of a sailing ship made a short-lived effort in 1795 to grow potatoes on an island in the Columbia River, but a French-Canadian merchant is credited with launching the industry in Oregon. […]

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