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Museum Musings

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By The Staff

*Cynthiana Democrat, Aug. 3, 1933 - “President Franklin D. Roosevelt on Thursday appointed Mac Swinford of Cynthiana, Ky. as district attorney for the eastern district of Kentucky.” (There is a display at the museum to honor Judge Mac. Are you familiar with his writings?)

*Cynthiana Democrat, Oct. 30, 1969 - “A fire of undetermined origin destroyed the maintenance building belonging to Bluegrass Plant Foods, Inc. last Thursday.”

*Cynthiana Democrat, July 31, 1947 - “Frank Schooler of Covington has rented the store space in the Hotel Harrison building located at the rear of the Woodward electric shop and will open the Maderite Donut Shop there on Saturday, Aug. 2. Schooler said he will offer for sale a variety of flavored donuts which can be made by machinery installed in the display window. He has been operating a similar shop in Covington for the past year.”

*John Cheever - “It was a splendid summer morning, and it seemed as if nothing could go wrong.”

*Cynthiana Democrat, Sept. 29, 1926 - “Three Markers L.L.L., Louisville, Lexington, Latonia - Many have wondered what the Letters, L.L.L. painted in white on certain telephone poles in the city and county meant. The letters stand for Louisville, Lexington, Latonia Highway. The trail follows the Midland Trail from Louisville into Lexington then down the Lexington pike into Paris then into Cynthiana, Falmouth and Latonia. The letters indicate to the tourists the route of the new highway. From Cynthiana the highway leads to Latonia on a direct line. The bands have a white field. Below and above are orange stripes under which appears an L or R which indicates the direction of a turn in the highway when near a curve.”

*Log Cabin, Oct. 13, 1944 - “The Methodist parsonage at Berry was the scene of a pretty fall wedding Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 11, 1944, when Miss Dorothy Mae Arnold, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wood Arnold of Avena became the bride of Mr. A.T. McCauley, son of Mr. and Mrs. S.D. McCauley of Salem Pike.”

*1955 - “Grandpa Knows - It Ain’t Too Late - He’s Gone To Get - Some Widder Bait - Burma Shave.”

*Abraham Lincoln - “Freedom is the last, best hope of earth.”

The Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum, 124 S. Walnut, is open on Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. No charge for admission.