* City of Cynthiana, Ky. License Ordinance, Jan. 1, 1920 -- “For practicing or pretending to practice for compensation or reward, any of the arts of Hypnotism, Magnetic or Divine Healing, Faith Cure or Clairvoyance, per day, $50”
* Cynthiana, Indiana Sesquicentennial, 1967 -- “The designation Cynthiana was given to this community when the town was laid out on March 6, 1817 by the founder William Davis. The name of the Kentucky county seat was brought along by the residents of Harrison County who moved into the Indian Territory. Many of those came from the Indian Creek neighborhood, five miles east of Cynthiana, Ky. The largest recorded group who came from Harrison County to Indiana was the party of 44 who arrived on Sept. 25, 1815 six months before Indiana became a state.”
* Susan Hartley Swett -- “When the scarlet cardinal tells her dream to the dragonfly, and the lazy breeze makes a rest in the trees, and murmurs a a lullaby, it is July.”
* Town Talk, Sept. 10, 1887 -- “Renaker Brothers is headquarters for school books, tablets, pens, ink pencils and in fact, everything a scholar needs.”
* City Council Meeting - Minutes - July 9, 1867 -- “Ordered that a new hitching rack be made around the Court House Square the same distance as the old ones now there. the posts to be locust six inches in diameter at the top, to be three feet in the ground and six feet apart and an iron rod one and one-half in diameter to run through the posts eight inches from the top and four feet from the ground.”
* 1947 -- “Don’t Lose - Your Head - To Gain A Minute - You Need Your Head - Your Brains Are In It - Burma Shave.”
Make a habit of visiting the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This summer we anticipate the Smithsonian ‘Journey Stories’ Exhibit, the museum’s 17th anniversary celebration (Helen Jean Wiglesworth has created another beautiful afghan four our silent auction), and participation in the Cynthiana Art Walk (we are an art museum). Come see us.