by jlocke

Women’s Suffrage in Beaverton, Oregon

January 24, 2010 in Beaverton History by jlocke

In 1912, the ladies of the Beaverton Grange cooked up a plan to help pass the Oregon vote for Woman’s Suffrage. All the men were summoned to the Grange Hall to vote on the issue, some traveling a long distance by horse and buggy. The ladies had a sumptuous potluck dinner waiting, and while the men enjoyed the meal, the
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by mmeinz

History of the people of Beaverton, Oregon – Francis Robinson: Beaverton’s First Doctor

January 24, 2010 in Beaverton History by mmeinz

Francis Marion Robinson graduated from Willamette University in 1885 with a degree in medicine, and started a practice in Beaverton. In 1887, Dr. Robinson had a Queen Anne-style, Victorian home built on Broadway. In 1893, he had a pharmacy built next to his residence. Today the former Robinson house and pharmacy have been combined and converted into the popular Beaverton
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by jlocke

History of Beaverton Transportation

January 24, 2010 in Beaverton History by jlocke

Developing a system of roads became a priority in 1849, and by 1850 the Portland-Tualatin Valley Plank Road Company was chartered by the Territorial Legislature to build the Pacific Coast’s first plank roads. Plans called for the road to start in Portland and go out to Hillsboro along the wagon-beaten dirt trail called Canyon Road. Building came to a standstill
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Beaverton Historical Facts, The Allens

January 24, 2010 in Beaverton History by jlocke

The busy intersection of SW Allen and Hall Blvd. is the location where early Beaverton resident Orrin S. Allen lived. Allen was said to be scholarly (a faithful reader of the New York Tribune) as well a carpenter and painter.

by mmeinz

History of the people of Beaverton, Oregon – The Denneys

January 24, 2010 in Beaverton History by mmeinz

Thomas Hicklin Denney was running a sawmill and grist mill near Concord, Indiana around 1848, when he met his cousin, Berrilla F. King. Encouraged by relatives who had made the trip out West, the cousins decided to travel together and make their way to Oregon. Before long, their relationship grew. Thomas Denney and Berrilla King were married on January 4,
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