Montgomery Turner house

Title

Montgomery Turner house

Description

Montgomery Turner's family home. Turner was one of the founding members of Banks, Oregon, and built the first store in the town.
[caption] Existing house 'Gum' Montgomery Turner live [sic] in location on Banks Road as it presently looks - Aug 2002; Montgomery being Banks, Oregon's first general store proprietor, had a container filled with credit documents stored in the attic that had never been paid. Turner granted credit transactions in addition to groceries, and when the people defaulted on this mortgage payment, Turner had to take over this farm and made his family home here. The farm was initially in hops, harvested each year by Russian migrant workers who stayed in tents pitched in the Oak Grove that was above the barn yard. Then the farm was planted to Marshal [sic] strawberries and the farm was managed by the Shigano family living in a house west of the Orchard. World War II caused that family to be displaced. Since then the farm has been in grains.

Date Created

2002-08

Subject

Dwellings
Farms
Turner, Montgomery

Place

Banks, Oregon

Medium

copy prints

Language

English

Identifier

BHSpic_095

Rights

Online access to this image is for research and educational purposes only. To inquire about permissions, order a reproduction, or for more information, please contact the Banks Historical Society at bankshistorysociety@gmail.com

Source

Banks Historical Society