Did You Know?
Interesting little tidbits of Gardiner History After Mr. Gardner finished logging his homestead, he planted apple orchards and loganberry fields. A small snapshot gathered by Helen Dent from Gardner family members, shows an acre and a half field of berries between the barn and the Gardner home (the same barn and home still exist, only more ornate). The yield from that field was 13,416 pounds of berries.
Did you know that in Feb. 1953 the School District Superintendent Carder and the School Board wanted to tear down the Gardiner School but a strong stand by the Gardiner Women's Club saved the day. That same year, the Ladies elected to join the Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs and thus became the Gardiner Garden Club, as well as getting a sink installed with drain boards from the School District. (From the Minutes of the Gardiner Women's Club 1953).