Family appreciative of recognition at fair

On behalf of George J. Grimm of the Grimm-Jensen farm and all of the Grimm family, we wish to express our collective appreciation to Snohomish County Planning and Development Services for the centennial farm honors given at te Evergreen State Fair on Aug. 23.

The article in The Herald the following day describing the presentation contained a few items that we would like clarified regarding the Grimm family.

William G. Grimm and Dora Jensen were married in 1907. Of their six children, George was the one to take over the farm. The eldest son, William T., also farmed for a while with George, but left the farming business to work in Seattle.

William G. Grimm is credited with being one of the founders of the Snohomish County Dairymen’s Association (Darigold) and served as president and general manager for 26 years.

George retired and turned the farm over to his son, Bob, then later to his granddaughter and husband, until about three years ago. Today the farm is operated by George again who leases some of the land to grow peas, corn and vegetable seed crops.

Also, a special thanks to Louise Lindgren of the Heritage 2000 Project who did such an outstanding job researching and preparing the pictorial display in the Dairy Shrine Hall on the fairgrounds.

George J. Grimm and the Grimm Family

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