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Michael and Paula Bushilla have replaced the old Hope Glen sign at the entrance to their historic farm. All the stones in the entrance and in the fence were found on the eight-acre farm that was once more than 300 acres. Bulletin photo by Judy Spooner

Hope Glen in Cottage Grove to rent out for weddings, events


It should have occurred to Michael and Paula Bushilla that good things would happen to them because the historic farm they own is called "Hope Glen."

The nearly eight-acre farm surrounded by Washington County's Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park on Point Douglas Road was built in 1881 and received a city historic designation in 2001 while it was owned by Charlotte Healy, widow of John Healy, heating and air conditioning mogul with his business in St. Paul.

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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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