Sean Garvey is a retired reference librarian and former Tigard Historical Association board member living in Beaverton. He holds degrees in library service from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, and mass communications from Central Washington University in Ellensburg.
Tigard (pronounced TY-gerd) is located in Washington County’s Tualatin Valley, a region that for thousands of years was the territory of the Atfalati, a northern band of the Kalapuya. Chachimahiyuk, the closest Atfalati village to present-day Tigard, was on the banks of the Tualatin River. Today, descendants of …