McGill family (Bill, Jane, Jim, and Margaret) purchased the old “Lake View
School House”, located on the southwest shore, in about 1956 from the Plantz
family (Ralph Plantz Cabins). It has been our understanding this was the
first property sold by Don Jensen.
The old school house had been deserted for quite some time and was in a general
state of disrepair.
school house was one of four one-room school houses in
of the Ten Mile residents who attended school there included Sietta
Richardson, Rocky Blakeman, and Albert
Thomas. According to Albert Thomas, the old school house was also a great
place to socialize. Albert had many fond memories of taking a team of horses
across the lake to attend dances at the school.
its use as a school, the property was owned by the Plantz and Blakeman families.
Rumor has it, ownership and access to the property was the source of family and
the mid 50s through the mid 60s, the McGills made bi-weekly treks between
1963, the McGills moved to
1972, after graduation from college and their return from
the late 70s, Bill and Jane retired to Ten Mile but spent winters in
the old school house/family house remains in the family and, hopefully, in
keeping with Ten Mile tradition, it will continue to do so.