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Photo by HW Barber c1941

Photo by HW Barber c1941

My sister just sent me a copy of the September 1, 2013 Mountain Press article about Buckhorn Inn’s 75th Anniversary which I found quite interesting. I have known about Buckhorn Inn all of my life, but I have never had the opportunity to visit it.  Allow me to introduce myself. My grandmother, Margery Wyllie Barber, was Edith Bebb’s younger sister. I personally knew Walter and Edith (Aunt Peggy to us) Bebb before they passed away in 1967. Therefore, I have a family connection to the original owners of the Inn. My grandmother visited there many times over the years that it was in the Bebb family. My mother and father also visited there several times including one visit in 1941 or 1942. During that visit, my father took a number of color slide photos in and around the Inn which brings me to the point of my note. 

If you are interested, I would be willing to provide you with copies of the photos that I have for your enjoyment, historic interest or use with the Inn. My only proviso would be that if you use any of the photos publicly, that you include credit for the photo to my father, H. W. Barber. Because they were taken a year or two before I was born and I have never been there, I do not know the specific locations for some of the photos. Possibly you or your local connections could identify them. There are a total of 32 photos. Unfortunately, over time, the colors in his photos have deteriorated, but the images are still clear.  William R. Barber