Family discovers hidden history inside dresser


(WFIE)  A Mount Vernon, Illinois family have discovered hidden history inside a dresser drawer.

On Tuesday Vicki Garrison’s 12-year-old daughter opened a dresser drawer and discovered an envelope containing a marriage license, a burial certificate, and pictures dating back to the early 1900s.

“It’s amazing because this drawer has been out hundreds of times,” says Garrison. “I don’t know how we missed it.”

Garrison says she bought the dresser for $15 at a yard sale in Mount Vernon at least 10 years ago.

After a report on the discovery aired, Garrison was contacted by a great-great granddaughter of the couple named on the marriage certificate.

“Family is family,” says Garrison, “and this belongs with them.”

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