Clipped From The Decatur Daily Review
K 1" J tt -r-vS. ' it ' ) ;! , . . ,r-;v;.; .: . . f . ::; William R. Clapperton, the great-grandfather of Clinton lumberman E m m e 1 1 Kent, shown here, was an artist. He painted "The Last Shot" and other such scenes on the out- sides of Illinois Central coaches in pre-Civil war days. When the coach upon which "The Last Shot" was painted was wrecked, the. above panel was turned over to the Kent family. Fram- ed, the piece of coach side now hangs in the office of the E. Kent & Co. in Clinton. The Illinois Central no longer paints scenes such as this on-the sides of its coaches. .