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Image 9 of The Winchester Sun April 6, 2012

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THE WINCHESTER SUN’S WEEKEND SECTION F R I D AY, A P R I L 6 , 2 0 1 2 — B 1 Pictured clockwise, are Maj. James Wilson Hunt; unknown, possibly son of Asa Carrington Barrow; James Harvey Hunt, 1844-1921; Bettie Barrow Hunt, 1848-1916; and Evelyn Price Taylor. tree A family HEIRLOOM PORTRAITS DONATED TO CLARK COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY WILL ENSURE PRESERVATION OF PAST FOR GENERATIONS TO COME By Rachel Parsons The Winchester Sun King’s collection of family heirlooms was almost lost to history. A relative was he Clark County Public Li- going to throw brary is a lot more than them out, but books. called and In the nearly 11 years since asked King’s Andy Gary has been working in mother, the reference department, the Mattie library also has become a place Lindsay for local historical research, ge- King, if nealogy and cultural preservashe would tion. be inter“It’s a big deal. I get excited ested in a about it,” Gary said. portrait colThanks to a recent donation lection and from Clark County native Lou other memoraRay King, the library has enough bilia. photos, documents and records “Her own mother, to keep librarians busy for years Mattie Price Hunt, died in 1909, to come. four weeks after mother was T born, so mother grew up crazy about family,” King said. In addition to portraits, the collection included snapshots and other pieces of family memorabilia. The elder King loved loved the portraits so much, she decided to add to the collection by having more portraits made of her immediate family members. “They were portraits of her favorite relatives,” Gary said See PAST, B2 Portraits courtesy of the Clark County Public Library

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