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Before Fred Meyer: An Oak Grove Chronicle

Long before Fred Meyer established its presence in Oak Grove the property that it now occupies was owned by two separate land claim holders: Orrin Kellogg’s 1851 Donation Land Claim and George Crow’s 1850 Donation Land Claim.  As a result … Continue reading

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In Memory of Enid Briggs

OLHD is saddened to have learned of the passing of Enid Briggs, an avid supporter and volunteer for the Milwaukie Museum along with her sister Adele Wilder. OLHD had the pleasure of interviewing the two sisters in 2011, which is … Continue reading

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Abstracts of Title – A Property Researcher’s Gold Mine

The most frequently asked question received by OLHD is “can you tell me the history of my house?”.  Unfortunately, our most frequent answer is “sorry, but no”.  Only a handful of the thousands of older homes in the Oak Lodge … Continue reading

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“The Lands We Live On” Presentation

Greetings! UPDATE: new date! January 8, 2022 at Noon If you’re interested in the history of Oak Lodge’s indigenous population prior to the arrival of the Europeans you may be interested in this online zoom presentation – sponsored by the … Continue reading

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Researching Your House History Course

Greetings! For those interested in researching their house’s history:  The Architectural Heritage Center is holding a four hour class on that topic on Saturday, Nov. 13th at 10:00 a.m.  The cost is $10 for non-members of the Architectural Heritage Center.  This … Continue reading

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Yes, Virginia, history DOES matter!

There is an old adage that says, “You can’t really know where you are going until you know where you have been”.  This applies to some degree to a recent event that occurred in the Fair Oaks neighborhood in Oak … Continue reading

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We’re Still Here!

Greetings! I just wanted to write to let everyone know that OLHD is STILL HERE!  Though the Covid-19 Pandemic has taken the wind out of our sails, and completely interrupted our ability to continue studying our local history, research is … Continue reading

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OLHD designated as tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit

Greetings! BREAKING NEWS! After operating as a simple grass roots neighborhood history group for the last eleven years OLHD was recently designated a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit by the IRS. In March 2009 our group began with the invitation of several … Continue reading

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OLHD Membership Dues Moratorium

Greetings: In any other year October would be OLHD’s Annual Meeting, at which time memberships that are due would be renewed.  This year Covid-19 has changed all that.  We have not had an in-person meeting since February 2020 and likely … Continue reading

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Future OLHD Meetings

Greetings! Generally, in the past, OLHD has held its “Annual Meeting” in October.  However, just like so many other things, Covid-19 has changed all that.  For safety’s sake we will not be holding an in-person meeting in October.  In fact … Continue reading

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