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Museum Musings

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By The Staff

* Log Cabin, April 2, 1897 - Miss Lula Batson, who is visiting Misses Robertson and Jane Wood, attended the opera in Cincinnati this week.

* Cynthiana Democrat, Sept. 28, 1916 - Pipe Breaks At Home Ice Company on South Church Street - Four thousand pounds of ammonia escape. The superintendent and engineer ran for their lives. Fumes so strongly impregnated the atmosphere in the vicinity of the plant for awhile pickets were out to warn passersby. All the flowers in a little park near the plant were killed as if swept by fire. (Have you seen the Home Ice Company display at the museum?)

* Virgil (c. 70-19 B.C.) - It is early spring, frost melts down The furrow in the west wind, Plowshares glisten in the sun, The sleek, black land shines open.

* Kentucky Progress Magazine, Oct., 1929 - Cynthiana, Ky., The Gateway to the Bluegrass, on U.S. Highway 27, The Appalachian Way - Population 5,000; Fine Churches, Schools, Public and Business Buildings; New Fifty Room Hotel, Each Room with Bath; Second Largest Lamb Shipping Point in the State and Important Live Stock Center; Rich in Historical Interest; Third Largest Tobacco Warehouse District in the State; Picturesque Covered Bridge over the Licking River - A Hand of Welcome and Warm Hospitality Greet You.

* Cynthisna Democrat, Dec. 28, 1916 - Mr. George A. Scott (father of Death Valley Scotty) died at his home near Righters Crossroads, Saturday morning, Dec. 23.

* An Irish Blessings - May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind he always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields, and until we met again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

* Cynthiana News, July 25, 1872 - A gentleman, who resides in the neighborhood of Tricum, in this county, shot and killed three pole cats at one shot last week - and it wasnt a good day for pole cats either.

* 1959 - Said Farmer Brown - Whos Bald - On Top - Wish I Could - Rotate The Crop - Burma-Shave

Regular hours of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum are Friday and Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. We were pleased to have the ladies of Xi Beta Beta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi visit the museum last week. Has your group or class or organization visited the museum? (859.234-7179).