Museum Musings

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By The Staff

* Cynthiana Democrat, April 12, 1951 - “The Harrison Hi Thoroughbreds copped their opening diamond encounter when they racked up an 8-2 victory over the Bourbon County Vocational Hi Tuesday at Paris. Billy Switzer was the winning moundsman, allowing only one safety and no earned runs. His slants were stopped by Eddie Whitson. Whitson and Harold Feeback were credited with two hits each and Gasser accounted for a triple. For the losers, Dailey and Pridemore were on the mound. Coach Jimmy Cinnamon announced the next encounter for the Thoroughbreds for Friday against the Cynthiana Hi Bulldogs at 2 o’clock on Lawson Field with an engagement with Paris Hi for next Tuesday. On Friday of next week Bourbon Vocational plays a return engagement on the local lot.”

* Log Cabin, Jan. 29, 1909 - “Capt. J. M. Wilson, father of the editor of this newspaper, has been re-appointcd as Postmaster at Falmouth and the appointment was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday.”

* Cynthiana News, Aug. 11, 1870 - “We learn the Cholera infactum is prevailing in Cynthiana. Several cases have proved fatal. It is suggested by one of our leading physicians that this disease, in order to be successfully treated, must be attended to in its incipient stage. Patients should be prompt in obtaining relief for those attacked; otherwise there will not be much hope for their recovery.”

* George Cooper - “October gave a party; The leaves by hundreds came, The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples, And leaves of every name. The Sunshine spread a carpet, And everything was grand, Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band.”

* Cynthiana Democrat, July 26, 1917 - “Baseball. Riverside Park, Sunday, July 29 - Saunders, Cynthiana, Rees and Bland. One of the strongest teams around Cincinnati, being considerably stronger than Westwoods, who played such a great game Sunday. Come Out and Help the Boys Get Started. Admission 25c - Ladies Free.”

* Log Cabin, Jan. 8, 1909 - “Be on the lookout for 15 and 25c bargain windows at Kehoe Bros. Harness Store, Main Street.”

* Cynthiana News, Feb. 9, 1854 - “Thomas P. Carter - Dealer in Groceries, Imported Liquors and Wines, Dried and Preserved Fruit, Pickles, Catsup, Sauces &c, &c, Main Street, three doors down from Dills House, Cynthiana.”

* John Updike - “The month is amber, gold, and brown. Blue ghosts of smoke float through the town. Great V’s of geese honk overhead, and maples turn a fiery red. At last, small witches, goblins, hags, and pirates armed with paper bags, their costumes hinged on safety pins, Go haunt a night of pumpkin grins.”

Come visit the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum, 124 S. Walnut, on this Halloween weekend. The museum is open, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Ghosts and goblins of all ages are admitted free.