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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
25 years ago
Tigard City Councilor John Schwartz narrowly defeated Councilor Judy Fessler in a special election for Mayor to finish the term of Mayor Gerald Edwards who resigned in March. (Mayor Schwartz declined re-election in November and became Tigard’s shortest serving elected Mayor at 7 months). (1994, May 19). Schwartz ahead; Scheckla in. The Tigard Times, p. A1.
50 years ago
Mrs. Rosa Tigard was honored Wednesday night by Tigard Grange with an 82-year membership certificate. On May 19, Mrs. Tigard will be 99 years young. She is the widow of community founder Charles F. Tigard and was one of the first area residents. (1969, May 8). Nonagenarian sees many changes. The Tigard Times, p.1.
75 years ago
Tigard Grange celebrated its 70th birthday on the evening of May 3 with a monster birthday. Four 50-year members were honored: Mrs. Rosa Tigard, Mrs. Elizabeth Vincent, Mrs. Hannah Christensen and Butler Tigard. A beautiful corsage was presented to Flora Leedy who will soon celebrate her 87th birthday. This was one of the most outstanding meetings ever held in this district, and all present enjoyed an excellent time. (1944, May 12). 70th anniversary celebrated. The Tigard Sentinel, p.1.
100 years ago
Tigard, on the Oregon Electric and Southern Pacific, has organized a new bank, and C. F. Tigard, well known all over the county, having represented us in the legislature, is the new president of the concern, which is being opened in one of the coming sections of the county. (1919, April 3). Tigard blossoms out with bank. The Hillsboro Argus, p.1.