Three decaes later, Philip Foster Farm held festivities for Descendents Day

ARCHIVE PHOTO - Lydia Bashaw, 9, Erika Rude, 9, and Candace Caldwell 3, were among many participants dressed in authentic pioneer clothing for the 1997 Descendants Day event at Philip Foster Farm.


The News' "Garfield Notes" section gave readers an update on the lives of those who lived there. "Mr. Floyd Foster is still on crutches but getting along fine. His brother, Henry Foster from Yamhill, Ore., has come up for a while," The News reported. "He will probably stay until Mr. Foster is walking again." Meanwhile, Mrs. Kenneth Palmateer had hosted a baby shower for Mrs. Pat McElroy earlier in the month. "It will be the McElroy's fifth child," the newspaper noted.


Leroy Keys was the new principal at Estacada High School. He had previously been superintendent in Culver, Ore. "In terms of academic credentials and variety of experiences, Keys seems to have an impressive record," The news reported. "A graduate of the University of Washington, he earned a master's degree at Portland State University and later a doctorate from the University of Oregon. Describing himself as an "educational Bedouin," Keys has taught in several Portland high schools and later served as principal at Friday Harbor High School in Washington state for two years. Additionally, he had been principal of Orosi High School in California.


Masa Hiro, a teenager from Oita, Japan, who was staying with a family in the Estacada area, created a list of the foods in America that he liked the least. Topping the list were pickles, peanut butter and oatmeal.

Ginger Lee Lin, daughter of Gary and Glenda Lin of Estacada, was married to Gregory Lloyd Alexander, son of Lloyd and Darlene Alexander of Estacada. The ceremony took place at Eagle Fern Park on Saturday, Aug. 1. The couple spent their honeymoon on the Oregon Coast and a Caribbean cruise. The groom was a log loader operator and the bride was a graduate of Executive Hair Design and Beau Monde College of Beauty.


Philip Foster Farm observed the pioneer lifestyle with its annual Descendents Day festivities. Lydia Bashaw, 9, Erika Rude, 9, and Candace Caldwell 3, a

direct descendant of settlers who came to Oregon in

the 1800s, were among many participants dressed in authentic pioneer clothing for the event. The event had gotten its start one year be-



Community events from 10 years ago included Cowboy and Cowgirl Day at the Estacada Community Center, a "Hot Summer Evenings get-away" from the Community Center to Milo McIver Park and a groundbreaking ceremony for Wade Creek Park.


Milo McIver State Park was hosting an event to commemorate the 46th anniversary of the Vortex rock festival. "Vortex I: A Biodegradable Festival of Life" was held during the week of Aug. 28, 1970. The event, organized by then-Gov. Tom McCall and conservative business owners, was an attempt to draw anti-Vietnam War protesters from an American Legion parade in Portland, with president Richard Nixon scheduled as the keynote speaker. The anniversary event featured musicians Lloyd Jones, who played at the original event, and Jon Koonce.

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