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Museum Musings

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By The Staff

*Log Cabin, June 29, 1917 -- “Leonard Fitzwater, who some time ago, enlisted in the Navy, wrote a few days ago to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Fitzwater, stating that he was on a warship and expected to leave at once for European waters.”

*Cynthiana Democrat, March 13, 1930 -- “Mrs. C. Biancke and D. R. Beckett, restaurant owners, who have been occupying the Williams Building on the northeast corner of Pike and Walnut Sts. have been notified by the owner, Dennis Williams, to give possession of the store rooms by April 1, when the building will be razed to make way for a modern two-story business house.”

*Dinah M. Craik (1826-1887) -- “Autumn to winter, winter into spring, spring into summer, summer into fall, so rolls the changing year, and so we change; motion so swift we know not that we move.”

*Cynthiana News, Jan. 7, 1869 -- “Kentucky Central Railroad, Up Trains -- Arrive at Cynthiana at 9:15 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Down Trains -- Arrive at Cynthiana at 7:28 a.m. and 2:40 p.m.” (At the museum, one can view the last Cynthiana train schedule board donated by Robert Poindexter as well as other train memorabilia. Did you ever ride a train into Cynthiana or perhaps return home by way of train?)

*Cynthiana Democrat, July 28, 1921 --”The City Commissioners, at the regular meeting, Tuesday night, appointed a committee to confer with the Fiscal Court, which meets next Tuesday, with regard in securing permission to dam South Licking River, connecting the abutments of the covered bridge at the foot of Main Street as part of a 5 foot dam. It is desired to get the work started at once while the water is low. The plan is to furnish a permanent pool for the city water works.” (The city purchased the A. Keller dam the following year, 1922).

*Mark Twain -- “Always do right. This will amaze most people, and astonish the rest.”

* “When The Stork -- Delivers A Boy -- Our Whole -- Darn Factory -- Jumps For Joy -- Burma Shave”

It’s joyous Christmas time. Enjoy the season. Worship, shop, dine and be entertained locally. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum is open on Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. for your education and entertainment. As well, consider the museum for you gift shopping needs. There are several publications of local interest available for $10, $15 and $20.