Museum Musings

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* Cynthiana Democrat, Aug. 3, 1939, Advertisement of L&N R.R. -- “Excursion to Natural Bridge State Park, Sunday, Aug. 6, $1.35 round trip, children of five and under 12, 70 cents. Includes admission to state park. Train will leave Cynthiana at 9 a.m. Returning, leave Natural Bridge at 4:15 p.m.” (Sounds like an interesting trip. What did travelers wear? What did they do for food? Bathroom facilities? Any air conditioning?)
* Log Cabin, June 2, 1900 -- Circuit Court -- “Court had to adjourn early yesterday because a witness in the Baird case had more ‘o-be-joyful’ than he could stand up under.”
* Alfred Lord Tennyson -- “Here are cool mosses deep, and thro’ the moss, the ivies creep, . . . and from the craggy ledge the poppy hangs in sleep.”
* Cynthiana News, Jan. 23, 1868 -- “On Wednesday night last, Mary Wright, who had been put in jail in this city for horse stealing, made her escape and took a horse from Mrs. Redmond. The horse, however, was found near Leesburg on the pike.”
* City Council Meeting, Oct. 3, 1860 -- “Ordered that the arch over the vault in the Cemetery grounds be laid in Hydraulic Cement made of fine sand 12 inches thick.”
* Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -- “Iris, fair among the fairest, who armed with golden rod, and winged with celestial azure, bearest the message of some god.”
* Cynthiana News, Jan. 16, 1868 -- “Mr. E. McDaniel of Broadwell has sold his mill property to McMillan and Co. for $1,500.”
* Cynthiana Democrat, April 24, 1919 -- “Parking Cars on Pike Street. The number of automobiles has increased so enormously that the parking problem is one with which nearly every small city is obliged to deal. Cynthiana is not an exception. . .The public square is the proper place to park cars day and night. Ample space is there and it is only a walk of a few minutes from any part of the business district.”
It is that time of year to think of graduation, reunions, alumni gatherings. Visit the museum to remember those special times and mingle with good friends. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hope to see you there.