Museum Musings

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* The Log Cabin, Aug. 15, 1941 -- “Jack Martin has recently purchased a Piper Cub airplane and may be seen frequently flying above Cynthiana and Harrison County. The color is bright red and is easily distinguished in the air from Dr. Bromley’s dark blue Stinson.”
* The Log Cabin, May 23, 1947 -- “Sixty-three graduating seniors from the five high schools in the Harrison County school system will be awarded their leather-bound high school diplomas by their respective principals in the commencement exercises to begin at 10 o’clock this morning at the City Hall. Speaker will be Dr. Francis Hutchins, president of Berea College, who will be introduced by Supt. W. L. Case. Processional by Inez Henry and Jane Berry.”
* Henry Adams -- “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”
* The Log Cabin, Aug. 15, 1941 -- “Despite the inclemency of the weather here Saturday night, quite a number of people visited the ‘house with everything’ recently constructed by the Owsley Lumber Co. on East Bridge Street.”
* The Log Cabin, May 23, 1947 -- “A new rock quarry, of sufficient capacity to furnish Harrison and Bourbon County farmers with an abundance of high-test agricultural lime will be opened within a few days by the Genet and Shaw Stone Co. of Greenville, Ky. The company was awarded the contract to furnish lime this year to farmers in the two counties. The site of the new quarry is one mile north of Jacksonville.”
* E. C. Cummings -- “I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.”
* The Log Cabin, Aug. 15, 1941 -- “Katherine Wilson, librarian at the Armored Force School, Ft. Knox, Ky., was the week-end guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Wilson.” (You surely know Katie’s book This Old House.)
* The Log Cabin, Aug. 15, 1941 -- “Jones’ Shop - The Jones’ Shop ball team played at Leesburg Sunday afternoon.”
The Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum on Walnut Street is open on Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring your family and friends. It’s free, educational and fun.