Monthly Archive: February 2014

Weatherly's Grocery Store 0

Weatherly’s Grocery

From an article written by Lowell Swanson, and published in the May, 1999 Multnomah Historical Association newsletter. Floyd Weatherly started out with the Lovejoy Company Store delivering groceries. It wasn’t long before he went to work inside as a clerk and the customers were asking for him. On May l,...

Annie Stricker Tannler and Henry Tannler, ca. 1910 1

Multnomah Dairy Farm

The Multnonah Dairy Farm was located at the east end of present Gabriel Park. You can see another view of the farm, and the future park, in our Picture of the Week from January 27. Twenty-six year old Heinrich Tannler arrived in SW Portland from his native Switzerland in 1901,...

Southern Pacific Red Electric Train Wreck, May 9,1920. 0

The Red Electric Wreck

Have you ever wondered about that wide strip of land to the East of Bertha Boulevard, between Bertha and the rear fences of the houses on SW 15th Ave.? Bertha Boulevard was part of the route of the Oregon and Central Railroad (later the Southern Pacific) constructed in 1872. The...