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Cottage Grove 'Century Farm' bought by Henry Bothe in 1881

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Most people who know Roger and Ruth Ann Bothe do not know the couple enjoys taking boat tours on the Mississippi River.

Maybe it's because of a river connection that goes back to 1850 for the Bothe family.


The couple presented the history of their farm at 65th Street and Tower Drive in Cottage Grove to those attending the March meeting of the South Washington Heritage Society in in St. Paul Park.

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Judy Spooner
Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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