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Museum Musings

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By The Staff

* Cynthiana Democrat, March 9, 1922 - “Connersville’s New High School Building Goes Up In Smoke - Tuesday night, March 7, the new county high school at Connersville, eight miles from Cynthiana, was completely destroyed by fire including the contents. Construction of the building was completed in 1920 at a cost of $20,000 to the county.”

* Cynthiana News, Jan. 23, 1868 - “On Wednesday night last, Mary Wright, a woman who had been in jail in this city for horse stealing, made her escape and took a horse from Mrs. Redmond. The horse, however, was found near Leesburg on the pike.”

* Cynthiana Democrat, Nov. 9, 1939 - “Joe Ammerman, son of Mrs. Robert Ammerman, left Tuesday morning for Lincoln, Neb., where he has enrolled at the Lincoln Airplane School. He expects to complete the course in five months.”

* Sara Coleridge - “January brings the cold and snow, makes our feet and fingers glow.”

* 1900 Business Directory - “Kehoe Brothers, Manufacturers of Saddles and Harness. Repairing Neatly Done. High Grade Bicycles and Sundries. Main Street, Cynthiana.”

* The Foxfire Book - “Chapped Hands - Rub hands with mutton tallow; Wash or pick wool. The lanolin in it will be good for the skin.”

* Cynthiana. Democrat, April 14, 1911 - “Cynthiana team will open the baseball season on May 7 when they meet the Hustlers with following lineup: Jewett, C. Howard, McClellan, and Richer, infielders; Terry 0. Howard, Oscar Humphrey, H. Maffett, and Wiglesworth, outfielders; Linville, pitcher; L. Maffett, catcher.”

* Martin Luther King Jr. - “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

The Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum located on South Walnut Street in the Rohs Theatre building is this community’s historical museum. Bring your family and friends - Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.