* Log Cabin, Dec. 20, 1912 -- “Public Sale of Commercial Hotel, Saturday, Dec. 28, 1912 at 11 o’clock a.m. on the premises in Cynthiana, Ky., the undersigned as agent for T. A. Garnett will offer for sale to the highest and best bidder the Commercial hotel property. This is the large, three story building, conveniently situated as to depot and business part of city, and is the leading hotel of Cynthiana. Terms easy, and will be known day of sale. This property will positively be sold as stated. For information call on Lark Garnett or write the undersigned at Cynthiana. Eals and Peterson, Agents. (The Commercial Hotel still stands at the SW corner of the railroad and Pike Street. What a history this building has. Visit the museum to find out more.)
* A History of The Baptist Church at Stamping Ground, Ky. by J. W. Singer -- “While Zerelda Cole of Frankfort was visiting with her uncle at Stamping Ground, she was baptized into the membership of the Stamping Ground Baptist Church and met a young Baptist preacher who was studying for the ministry at Georgetown College. The young preacher’s name was Robert James. He and Zerelda were married on Christmas Day, 1841. In 1842 Zerelda and Robert James moved to Clay County, Mo., and became the parents of Frank and Jessie James.”
* Cynthiana Democrat, Aug. 15, 1929 -- “The other day when Deputy Tax Commissioner, Fred Toadvine, asked the age of a man who was making out his tax list, he got this reply, ‘None of your . . . business.’ ‘Oh very well,’ said Toadvine, ‘I merely wanted to say if you are over 70 you are exempt from poll tax and will save that much.’ He was over 70. Those who yet have their lists to prepare should remember this and claim exemptions if it is due them.”
* Log Cabin, Feb. 10, 1906 -- “R. C. Batte has been chosen as director of The Cynthiana Bank, which will be opened about July 1.”
* Log Cabin, Jan. 14, 1910 -- “Advertisement - Best Service. Hair cut 15 cents, shave 10 cents. William Daugherty, Pleasant Street.”
* Irish blessing -- “May your right hand always be stretched out in friendship and never in want.”
More new displays. What will it take to get you to the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum? Open on Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment at 859-234-7179.