Museum Musings

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By The Staff

* Log Cabin, Sept. 14, 1906 - “Beautiful souvenir cards showing scenes, churches etc. of Cynthiana, have just been placed on sale at Jett’s drug store. The lot of 8,000 cards comprises 10 varieties. The Log Cabin office printed the cards.” (Some of those cards would be ideal for the museum collection. Do you have some that you might share?)

* Cynthiana Democrat, May 12, 1910 - “Tuesday night at its regular meeting the City Council repealed the ordinance requiring the L&N RR Company to erect and maintain gates at the crossings of streets in Cynthiana, and adopted in its place an ordinance requiring the company to station a flagman at the Pike Street crossing every day from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. The ordinance also requires bells be placed at Pleasant Street, Pearl Street, Oddville Avenue, and Falmouth Pike. The new ordinance goes into effect July 1, 1910.

* Doug Larson - “Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.”

* Log Cabin, Nov. 5,1948 - “Hounds belonging to Cynthiana foxhunters won several prizes at the 1948 Kentucky State Foxhunters Association at Winchester last week. The second-place hound, Speed Grigsby belongs to Mrs. John P. Lair, Cynthiana, and the fourth place hound, Sky Tracer to E. N. McIlvain, Cynthiana. First place went to Brandy Moss, entered by Otis Moss, Greensburg, Ky., and third went to Croket, entered by William Golden of Winchester.”

* Cynthiana Times, Dec. 7, 1865 - “Post Office Robbed - On Monday night last, while Lewis Coppage, Postmaster at this place, absent eating supper, some person or persons entered the Post Office and took from the money drawer between 20 and 30 dollars. Coppage informs us that it is his opinion that they got in through the window in the front door, as one of the panes of glass was broken out. It is hoped the thief may be detected and brought to justice. We have heard recently of two or three young fellows around the city, who have been detected in acts which were they prosecuted would consign them to the Penitentiary. These fellows are watched yet, and unless they change their course very materially, they may live to regret their acts of vandalism.”

* 1931 - “The One Horse Shay - Has Had Its Day - So Has The Brush - And Leather Way - Use - Burma Shave”

Our horse didn’t get to race in the Derby, but we are just so thrilled to have him at the museum. Come visit our horse at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.