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City of Tigard

Tigard Time Capsule

In this feature, Tigard Librarian Sean Garvey takes you back in time through key events in Tigard’s history. You can participate by sending ideas for the feature, asking questions, or sharing your historic photos of Tigard. Sean can be reached at seanga@tigard-or.gov.


25 years ago
February 1994
The Tigard Public Library opens a new 1,300 square-foot addition named in honor of Mary M. Puett, a 45-year resident of Tigard whose bequest to the library made the expansion possible. Ms. Puett, a former office manager for Electrical Distributors, Inc., was an avid reader and accomplished seamstress.

50 years agoMotes Pharmacy
February 1969
Charles Mote, 64, who operated Motes Pharmacy on Main Street for nearly a quarter-century, died at his home in Tillamook. The funeral was held at Tigard Christian Church with interment at Crescent Grove Cemetery.

75 years ago
February 1944
First_bank_of_TigardThe First Bank of Tigard on Main Street is acquired and made a branch location by United States National Bank.  Established in 1919, the First Bank of Tigard holds deposits totaling $1,800,000. First Bank of Tigard President W.M. Evans was named manager of the new branch.

100 years ago
February 1919
The 1st meeting of the Tualatin Valley Good Roads Association discuss how to fund and build a “hard surface or a macadam road” to connect southern Washington County and the recently paved Rex-Tigard Highway (today’s Pacific Highway) with the county seat in Hillsboro. 

Local History Room

The Tigard Public Library has a Local History Room, which features a collection of local history materials that document the Tigard's development from 1850 to the present.
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