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Looking Back: Morrison
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Hooper, John, Author
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Written: 23 November 1994
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.35012 Longitude: -78.73286
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There were two water fountains in Lindsay that have always stood out in my mind from the time I was a boy and it wasn't until recently that I noticed the Morrison Memorial Fountain located at Queen and Caroline Sts. had been disassembled and for what reason I couldn't ascertain.

This particular fountain was installed by Herb Morrison, a popular plumber in Lindsay, as a memorial to his brother, William James Morrison, who lost his life in W.W.1 on May 14, 1917 while serving with the Canadian forces in France.

The location of this fountain was at the approximate point where the door to Lindsay's original Methodist Church was located and it was here that most citizens, especially from the East Ward,

would pause for a cool refreshing drink both on their way uptown and again on returning home.

Another well-known drinking fountain stood in front of the town hall and served two purposes. On the side next to the sidewalk was the drinking fountain while on the opposite side was a water trough where the farmers watered their horses. This trough was especially busy on Saturdays when area farmers attended the Farmers' Market that was always held in what served as Magistrate's Court and Council Chambers in the Town Hall.

I understand the second of the two fountains has found a place in the town's museum.

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Looking Back: Morrison