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Museum Musings

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* Log Cabin, Feb. 4, 1905 -- “Mr. John W. Daniel has had a big force of hands employed recently in harvesting ice, and has paid out a considerable sum of money at a season of the year when work is scarce for the laborer. Mr. Daniel put up 700 to 800 tons of fine clear ice, from six to nine inches in thickness.” (Have you seen the ice exhibit at the museum?)
* Cynthiana Democrat, Feb. 24, 1927 -- “More Escape From the Greenhouse - Four prisoners make a getaway at early hour Monday night.” (During the late 1920’s, the county jail was known as ‘The Greenhouse.’ J. S. Green was the jailer.)
* Percy Bysshe Shelley -- “O wind, if Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”
* Cynthiana Democrat, Dec. 16, 1920 -- “The Knickerbocker Manufacturing Co. located in the Poindexter building on Pike Street across the railroad is producing women’s blouses with sailor collars and matching bloomers.”
* Log Cabin, July 1905 -- “Smith’s Classical School Will Begin Its 37th Year, Monday, Sept. 4, 1905 - A first class school for boys and girls. Primary, Intermediate, Commercial and College Preparatory Department.”
* The Cynthiana News, March 8, 1853 -- “We are informed by Mr. Southgate, one of the Engineers on our railroad, that day light was put through the tunnel at section 15 in the lower part of the county for the first time on Tuesday last. This is the last tunnel on the line of road from Covington to Lexington. In a very short time we may see workmen engaged in our immediate vicinity laying down the rails and then following in their wake the snorting of the iron horse.”
Are you reading this and have not visited the museum recently? The Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.