Lynde Greenhouse Mystery: Memorial Plaque Discovered After Fire
The people at Lynde Greenhouse in Maple Grove are hoping that you can help them solve a mystery that was uncovered after the fire at the business last fall.
“After the fire, someone picked up the vice and realized that there was a metal memorial, almost what you would find on a park bench,” said Derek Lynde, president of Lynde Greenhouse & Nursery. “J.C. Morrison, who died in 1906. I don’t know anything about this person, I don’t know how this plaque came to be.”
Lynde thinks the metal plate was put on the underside of a workbench to make it more stable more than 50 years ago.
The people at the greenhouse have no idea who J.C. Morrison was.
“We decided to throw it on out on social media and see if anybody knew who the person was, if that plate was important to anybody and they’d like it back,” Lynde said. “If it was a father, great-grandfather, who knows.”
There has been some internet sleuthing, including one person finding a grave in St. Paul that corresponds with the name and date of this person’s death.
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