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Museum Musings

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By The Staff

* Cynthiana Democrat, April 19, 1928 - “Notice: On Saturday, April 28, 1928, at 2 o’clock p.m., at the Council Chamber in City Hall, there will be offered for sale a franchise to pipe into and sell Natural and Artificial Gas in Cynthiana, Ky. The Board of Commissioners will reserve the right to reject any or all bids. Bids must be sealed and accompanied by a certified check for $1,000 which will be returned to all bids not accepted. R. H. Conway, Mayor.”

* Log Cabin, Aug. 11, 1900 - “Lizetta Dixon, a charming young lady of Paris, who was one of the most popular of the fair visitors, returned to her home the first of the week, having been the guest of Mrs. J. L. Blanton.”

* Cynthiana Democrat, Oct. 11, 1928 - “In 1812 Dr. Andrew McMillan built the two story brick house adjacent to the Bell Motor Co. This building was for many years known as the Harrison Hotel, later as the Feeber House, and in the recollection of the present generation as the Hamilton House. It is one of the only old time houses in Cynthiana that has the date of erection on it.”

* Ralph Hansen - “Some are bumper harvests, and some don’t do much more than get the seed back. It’s like life. It all evens out.”

* Log Cabin, Feb. 10, 1906 - “Electric Railway to Cynthiana - The Cincinnati Times Star this week says, ‘An interurban railway between Cynthiana and Alexandria is now an assured fact. The survey and right of way is the condition that property owners between the points named are with as much speed as possible fulfilling in order to have the deal financed and put through by early spring. Next week the survey under Mr. Ellis will be made in the south end of Campbell County, the line running from Cynthiana to Falmouth, to Butler through Grant’s Lick to Alexandria and on to Newport. Another road will be to Flemingsburg, through Mt. Olivet to Brooksville with Maysville as the terminus.”’

* Cynthiana News, Dec. 19, 1851 - “Wanted - A boy from 14 to 16 years of age, with a medium education, industrious habits - one who is not too lazy nor too proud to work for a living, can now have an excellent opportunity to learn the art and mystery of printing, by immediate application, at the Cynthiana News office. But let all understand that printing is work and that to become a printer is more difficult am to become a lawyer or a doctor.”

1929 - Every Shaver - Now Can Snore - Six More Minutes - Than Before - By Using - Burma Shave”

Remember to honor and thank our veterans. At the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum, we strive to honor and thank them with our military displays, photographs, uniforms, and our two huge binders of veterans’ stories. You may have a family member or friend who should be included. The museum is open on Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.