Museum Musings

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* Cynthiana Democrat, Sept. 15, 1938 - “An old fire cistern, a relic of the days before a water works system was installed in Cynthiana, was discovered last week by John P. Stevens, WPA supervisor in charge of the construction of Miller Street between Pike and Bridge Streets. It was uncovered at the corner of Miller and Pike and was half filled with water. The cistern was 16 feet deep and 16 feet in diameter.”
* Log Cabin, Feb. 17, 1911 - “McMurtry Brothers on Wednesday shipped by express to George Wolf of Jacobus, Pa., a carload of horses to be sold at auction next Monday.”
* Henry Miller - “Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.”
* Log Cabin, Nov. 12, 1909 - “Traction Line between Cynthiana and Paris to be built if rights of way are given. The route being surveyed starts at the corner of Pike and Walnut Streets, runs south to the river, crossing a short distance from the Crown Jewel Mill, thence through C. LeBus’ Desha Farm striking the New Lair Pike near the County Infirmary. It then follows the general direction of the pike to Lair, thence to Paris.”
* Log Cabin, Jan. 16, 1942 - “ If you have any dishes, trays, silverware, etc. that you know belong to us, please call Biancke’s Restaurant, phone 9105, and we will call for them.”
* Cicero - “A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.”
Another season, another great opportunity to visit the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum on Walnut Street, Fridays - Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Remember to view the military exhibits and stories and to be grateful.