Gaetjen Family

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The well known and popular Parksville Mini Golf sits on the land once owned by the brothers Herman, Gustav and Henry Gaetjen. In 1891, the brothers donated the land for the first school which sat at the site of the present day Chevron, the corner of Island and Alberni Highways. The school closed in 1892 due to lack of pupils yet reopened in 1893. The school was known as Park School and Miss Kate McKinnon was the first teacher. Brothers Gaetjen – see page 63 Parksville & then some by Marjorie Leffler.

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