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Wellington Hills Golf Course

7026 240th Street SouthEast
Woodinville, WA 98072

At one time all the land in the United States was owned by the government. In 1888 August Buthe homesteaded “the west 1/2 of the southwest 1/4 of section 35, township 27 north, range 5 east of west meridian, containing 80 acres more or less of Snohomish County.”

In the year 1891, August Buthe sold the property to Andrew O. Gremsath. Then years later, in 1901, Gremsath sold the property to Robert Maltby, who the town of Maltby is named after, who in turn sold it to Charles C. Paul, in April of the same year, for 5 dollars. In 1904 Charles C. Paul sold the property to Ella Thompson, who sold it 2 weeks later on February 11, 8:17 am for one dollar United States gold coin to Robertson Wellington Crim, whose family still owns it now.

The land had been logged with oxen. There were still some trees, but mostly brush and wide open fields. There were no houses or buildings, so they built a little shack to live in while they built their house (the house still stands today at the end of 7 green). They worked on the land every day, clearing it, little by little. They dug an 8 foot water well and cleared 16 acres for the farm. There were work cows, horses, mules, pigs, a chicken coop with chicken, and a vegetable garden. The rest of the 80 acres were split up in two sections for corn and hay. What corn they didn’t need they made silage out of which is feed for the cattle and horses. They had all kinds of berries and fruits, which they made jams and pies with. Such as goose berries, strawberries, raspberries, black berries, pears, peaches, prunes, plumbs, cherries and apples. Many of these trees are still here today. They had a potato patch which they called the alter grove, where our house now stands (that house is now used by the course maintenance person). They had about a dozen bee hives that they raised for honey. They used what they wanted and sold the rest. They also sold the eggs they did not need and the lumber to the lumber mills.

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