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The Lake Angelus School Virtual Cache

Hidden : 04/03/2022
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Geocache Description:

The City of Lake Angelus surrounds a lake of the same name and was founded by a group of men including Elmer E. Gallogly, Charles Staff, Fenn J. Holden, Charles Roehm, Neil C. McMath and Hiram L. Walton.

The Lake Angelus school was built in 1917 by J. Walter Drake who founded the Hupp Motor Car Corporation with his brother Joseph. The school was run by the grandmother of Sollace B. Coolidge. The school had a bell which Mr. Coolidge's grandmother called "The Angelus." 



In the 1920's Sollace B. Collidge was chiefly instrumental in having the name of Three Mile Lake changed to Lake Angelus. In May 1930, it was incorporated into a village and on January 1, 1984 Lake Angelus became a city.

In 1961 the school was rennovated to be used as the Village Hall and police station.  A garage was constructed under the building to house the Village police car and new windows were installed to lighten the interior.  The Village Hall has been used for rummage sales, square dances and CPR demonstrations as well as the regular monthly meetings of the Village Commission, elections and other governmental functions.

Information provided by:
The Oakland History Center referencing:
Lake Angelus Village 1977; An Historical Update by Hibbard, Russell L 


To claim credit for this virtual:

Please upload a photo which includes you or a book which may be borrowed from the Little Library, the Little Library and the Lake Angelus School ALL in the same picture.

- OR - 

Message me with these answers:

Tell me the number of rafters above the entry door and the number of steps leading down to the garage.


Virtual Rewards 3.0 - 2022-2023

This Virtual Cache is part of a limited release of Virtuals created between March 1, 2022 and March 1, 2023. Only 4,000 cache owners were given the opportunity to hide a Virtual Cache. Learn more about Virtual Rewards 3.0 on the Geocaching Blog.

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