Amarilla had given land for the Pine River park and on 15 December, 1949 her granddaughter Miriam received a letter from Mr. Lundrigan regarding a question of land use near the park.
The portion of land was deeded to the village of Pine River a long time ago by your grand-mother, Ammarilla Urton, with the provision that it be used only for park purposes. The whole tract so deeded extended along the river front, which has been used as a park and converted and improved into an excellent bathing beach, picnic grounds etc., and continually used. The portion of land which we are interested in is part of the tract so deeded…but located back, away from the river, and has not been actually under use for anything… the city is in need of a hospital…Across the river is another large tract also used as a park. He requests the heirs release the land for use by the hospital.
The part that interests me is he goes on to say: I am very sure that your grand-mother, Ammarilla Urton, were she alive, would more than gladly make such a release. I knew her quite well. Sigh…the stories he could have told.
The letter was very well written, however, again he does not reference the deed or deeds in question. I was all over the deed registers for Amarilla and George Barclay and beyond. There was a lot in both Crow Wing and Cass County. I am sure I did not find it all.
When I visited Pine River in 2000 and 2001 I went down to the park area and took a few pictures and looked the area over. It was very nice, clean, with picnic tables, an a covered area with tables and a wooded area. The steps go down to the water. There is a bridge there where you can cross over and check out the other side of the river.
Find A Grave has a memorial with tombstone picture for Mr. Lundigran in the Pine Ridge Cemetery he died in 1990.