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Dunbow School

A cache by ScouterHerb & MrsB Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 3/26/2010
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is a Round Camouflaged Match Box Container. There is parking next to the Cache Area, but ensure you leave the Driveway to the Farm clear.

Built in 1883 the Dunbow School, originally named St. Joseph's Industrial Residential School, was the first of three industrial schools in Western Canada that became the prototype for all the residential schools that followed across the Country.

Nothing remains at the site today except this Cemetery, where in 2001 the remains of some of the 73 children that died at the school were reburied after the Highwood River started washing away the original burial sites; and a few old dilapidated outbuildings on the nearby Farm .

The school was closed in 1924.

In side the fence it is a Cemetery so please treat the area with respect, but do read the plaques.

Special Note!The cache is on the fence line, not at the cairns. Any items around the base of these are prayer or memory items left by Natives or children, and are not part of the cache.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

BJC orybj gur xarrf ohg nobir gur naxyrf.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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Last Updated: on 5/19/2018 12:54:50 PM Pacific Daylight Time (7:54 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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