Museum Musings

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* Charter and Ordinances, 1915 - Sec. 249 - “No automobile or motor vehicle shall be run or propelled upon any of the streets, alleys or ways of the City of Cynthiana, from one hour after sunset to one hour before sunrise without having and keeping lighted one or more lamps or lanterns, which shall be attached to such vehicle so as to be free from obstructions by the other parts thereof and show a white or red light visible from a reasonable distance in both front and rear.”
* Cynthiana News, Oct. 31, 1851 - “New Goods - M. Thomson & Co. have just received, direct from Philadelphia, a Fashionable Stock of New Goods for the fall and winter trade. Their stocks consist of Cloths, Vestings, Silk and Woolen dress Goods, Dry Goods, a large and superior stock of Boots and Shoes, Hardware and Queensware, Carpeting, Hats, Caps. They will sell as cheap as any retail store west of the mountains. Call and examine their goods and prices.”’ (The year 1851- How did these goods reach Cynthiana, Ky.?)
* Cynthiana Democrat, April 12, 1917 - “Eggs Placed - More than a 100 of the 200 settings of White Wyandotte eggs that the National Bank of Cynthiana is distributing in the county have been placed and requests for them are coming in rapidly. County agents Margaret Smith and O. F. Floyd have charge of their distribution. The cost is 85 cents per setting of 15. They may be paid for anytime before Nov. 1 with poultry products or cash.”
* Guardian of Liberty, Aug. 29, 1818 - “For Sale: A handsome Carriage, well suited for the convenience of a small family, and a handsome match of gray horses. For further particulars apply to the Rev. LeRoy Cole.”
We look forward to your visit to the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum, located at the Walnut Street Robs Theatre on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.