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Saturday, May 13, 2006

The Mark of Carl Hutcherson

There is no doubt that Carl Hutcherson has left his mark on the city of Lynchburg. He has had an impact on the city for nearly 70 years.

As you drive down past Trent's gas station, his portrait can still be found on a billboard. And now, his legacy has been interrupted by felony convictions.

It was odd to me to see his portrait so large, but you can easily drive by and miss it. In a sense, it reminded me of the portraits found in some foreign countries were despotic leaders plaster the walls with their own image. And even if this image was torn down, or toppled, Carl is still with us for the good and the bad that entered his life and our city.


At 10:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you look closer you'll see that it's supposed to portray his father Carl Sr. who founded Hutcherson Funeral Home.


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