Looking Back: Paderewski buys ranch in 1914
Excerpt from the Paso Robles Leader, Wednesday, Feb 11, 1914.
PADEREWSKI BUYS RANCH
The Winteroll and Merrit Springs In the Deal.
While stopping at the Hot Springs Hotel in this city, Paderewski became so enthused over what he saw here, and the development that was being made, that he through Dr. Frank W. Sawyer, manager of the hotel, the deal was made.
Mr. Carlton W. Green, made out the papers and acted as the attorney in this case.
The properties include the 1520 acre ranch of Mrs. H. Winteroll, located some two miles west of Paso Robles involving a consideration of $75,000 and the Merrit Springs track of 1120 acres adjoining the Winteroll property.
It is freely stated that Paderewski was so favorably impressed with the curative qualities of the Paso Robles Hot Spring that he plans to make thousands of dollars worth of improvements in his new properties and spend part of his time in this section each year instead of at famous European watering places where he has visited every year.
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