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A simple cache located on the old Big Lake School site. You can get to it without stepping in Poison Ivy.
The Big Lake community is bounded on the east by Big Marine Lake, on the south by the Maple Island Farm (Kelly Farm), on the west by Corrie's Swamp and on the north by a distance of one mile north of TH-97.
For education, the Big Lake school district was started in 1877. In 1878, the first school session met in a home and had 22 students. By the fall of 1880, the Big Lake School, which is no longer standing, was constructed on the corner of what is today Manning and Meyberry Ave. N. It operated as a grade 1-6 one-room school until 1952, two years after its consolidation with the Forest Lake district. It closed in 1952 only to reopen in 1954 for use by one grade level of students for the next three years. In 1957, its doors were closed for the last time.
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Rumor has it that one of the local Nickelson boys was out wandering in the swamp across the road one day and ended up really late coming in from recess. He was about to get a licking when he produced a bouquet of cow slips for the teacher and was immediately granted amnesty…
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum