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Jimmy Stewart Ranch To Be Sold

January 21, 1999

SOUTH KONA, Hawaii (AP) _ The late Jimmy Stewart’s Hawaii cattle ranch has been sold to a California doctor for $3.25 million.

The 1,500-acre Hoomau Ranch, which the Academy Award-winning actor bought in 1958, was sold to Dr. Thomas Atwood. The deal was to be closed Wednesday.

The property is still a working ranch with Black Angus cattle and Atwood plans to maintain it, said John Michael White, president of Hawaii Land Company, which represents the Stewart family.

``The ranch was loved by Stewart,″ White said. ``But the family felt they couldn’t spend enough time here to manage the property.″

Stewart died in July 1997. He and his wife, Gloria, honeymooned in Hawaii in 1949 and returned often to the islands.

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