Museum Musings

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By The Staff

* Log Cabin, Oct. 13, 1944 -- “Greer W. Smith of Sylacauga, Ala., on Wednesday, assumed the ownership and management of the Dr. Pepper Bottling Co. of Cynthiana, corner of Pike and Poplar streets, owned by Cora Wells, president and Coburn Walls, secretary and manager. Wells told friends here before leaving that he planned to accept a position in the ship yards at Jeffersonville, Ind. Mr. Smith, whose wife and daughter will join him here when he secures a suitable residence, owns an interest in a Dr. Pepper plant at Anniston, Ala., and before coming here he sold his drug business at Sylacauga.”

* Cynthiana News, Feb. 1, 1866 -- “The attention of our readers is directed to Mr. Leuba’s school advertisement in another column. His course for scholars is very thorough and perfect, having has many years’ experience in his profession. His pupils have made sufficient progress in their studies during the winter season to warrant a continued patronage. The habit of changing teachers is very detrimental to the pupil, and should never be done. Kate Dills is his assistant. She is a young lady of good attainments and well qualifled for the position.”

* Helen Keller -- “When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our own life or in the life of another.”

* Cynthiana Democrat, Nov. 24, 1960 -- “The late Death Valley Scotty - Walter Scott, a native of Harrison County is featured in a book-length feature in the December issue of Time Magazine. ‘The Truth about Death Valley Scotty is the title of the story which stretches over 16 pages of the magazine and is accompanied by illustrations. ‘Scotty parlayed a non-existent hole in the ground into some mighty high living and legend of wealth that still lives,’ the magazine says in its sub-title.”

* Log Cabin, Dec. 18, 1908 -- “New Restaurant - On Saturday, Dec. 19, I will open a first class restaurant and lunch stand in the Daly building on Walnut Street, one door from Bridge Street. Everything first class. Your patronage solicited. M. E. Whitaker.”

Time for a springtime outing? Visit the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. or by appointment.