Monday, June 27, 2005

History Camp for Kids! June 27 to 30



Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Then and Now: Pacific Highway (US 99W)

A popular workers' tavern is replaced by a medical facility. First photo was taken in the late 1970's.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Old Family, Famous Friends

Glenn Olds, age 84, looks out on the vast territory that his family once owned as settlers under the Donation Land Claim Act of 1850-55. "We were a family of nonconformists, free-thinkers all the way back to early times." he said. A prolific speech writer who once served as U.N. Ambassador, he served four U.S. Presidents during his lifetime-- Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon. During that period of time, he hob-nobbed with anyone who was anyone in Washington D.C. He recalled an especially warm conversation with Herbert Hoover whose "face lit up like a Christmas tree" when he talked about his childhood in Newberg.

Olds has a fascinating personal and family history, but he prefers to call himself a futurist. "I hope people understand that we are seeing the end of the nation-state." he said, "The world is always evolving and it's difficult to say what's coming next."

Then and Now: Edy Road

Both of these photos were taken from the spot where Houston Drive and Edy Road connect today. We're looking due North from Edy Road. The "before" photo was taken January 1981.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Then and Now: Tualatin Sherwood Road

Above photo was taken September 1979. Photo below was taken from the same spot just today. We're facing North across Tualatin-Sherwood Road. The grove of evergreen trees in the distance is the only thing that hasn't changed in 25 years!

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Then and Now: Middleton Road

The view is due East from the same spot 25 years apart. In 1978 Middleton Road Intersected Sunset Boulevard. Now Sunset is diverted and Middleton Road intersects Timbrel Lane instead. Most of what you see on the left side of the photos hasn't changed all that much!

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Cruisin' Sherwood

Like a kindly old grandfather, Morback Museum oversees Veterans Park during the Car Show. Live music consisted of Clyde List wacking away on the banjo. The Museum's model train exhibit was open for the first time.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Oregon Trail Days

At the Heritage Center this Morning!
We hosted HOW MANY Fourth Graders?!
That's our own Lilly Morgan laying down the law center-left.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Don't Open until 2025 !

TIME CAPSULE SEALED TODAY. It's now the property of
The Sherwood Historical Society.

Smock Scammed Again!


Subj: To Jaycee Smock
Date: 6/9/2005 5:45:54 AM Pacific Standard Time


Dear Jaycee Smock,

I am Barrister George J.Dongo, a solicitor at law,personal attorney to Mr. P. B. Smock, a national Of your country and a contractor with Togo Regional Water Sccheme in Lome Togo. Here in after shall be referred to as my client.

On the 21st of April 2000, my client,his wife and their only daughter were involved in a car accident along Nouvissi express Road. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost there lives. Since then I have made several enquiries to your embassy here to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful.

After these several unsuccessful attempts,I decided to track his last name over the Internet, to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you.I have contacted you to assist in repartrating the fund valued at US$6.4 million left behind by my client before it gets confisicated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this huge amount were deposited.

The said bank has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have his accountconfisicated within the next twenty one officialworking days.

Since I have been unsuccesfull in locating the relatives for over 2years now, I seek the consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased since you have the same last names, so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you. Therefore, on receipt of your positive response, we shall then discuss the sharing ratio and modalities for transfer.

I have all necessary information and legal documents needed to back you up for claim. All I require from you is your honest cooperation to enable us see this transaction through. I guarantee that this will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please get in touch with me through the above email for more details.

Best Regards.
Barr. George J.Dongo.Esq

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

More About the Sherwood Gunfight!

Was the loser of the Williams - Fields gunfight betrayed by his own wife? Today's interview with the descendents of George E. Williams (1870-1892) revealed little about the famous duel, but did deepen the mystery considerably. According to the family matriarch, Viola Tainio, George's wife, Mary Elizabeth (seen at right), may have emptied George's six shooter of bullets before he went to town to challenge Alvie Fields. No one knows what the argument was about, but Fields was tried and ruled innocent in a court of law. Prominent members of the Williams clan are to be found on both sides of the law. George's father and grandfather were highly respected attorneys. George's son, Richard Congle Williams, reached a high position in the Oregon State Police.

The Williams family album is loaded with photographs that have real artistic merit, in addition to their historic value.

Williams Family at Play on Future Wildlife Refuge Site. Circa 1918

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Things for Sale at the Museum

A Place in Time by June Reynolds

History Book $30
Christmas Chair by June Reynolds

Reynolds Fiction $12
Heritage Trail Guide by Clyde List
Trail Guide $5
The Folks CD
The Folks $7
Sherwood Centennial Cook Book
Cook Book $7.50
Renaissance Singers CD
Renaissance Singers $15
Melody Guy CD

Melody Guy

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