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Museum Musings

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By The Staff

* Cynthiana News, June 27, 1867 - “Peck and VanHook - Wholesale and Retail Groceries keep constantly on hand at the lowest market rate. All grades of Yellow and Refined Sugars; Loverings White granulated and Powdered Crushed Sugars; Choice Rio, Java and Lagnyra Coffee, Molasses and Syrups, Green and Black Tea; Boots and Shoes, Queensware Hardware, Nails, Cotton Yarn, Rope, Twine, Mill Bags, Packing Yarn, Window Sash, Glass, Paint, Oils and Dye Stuffs. Woolen Goods manufactured by us - Coarse and fine jeans, Cloth, Lindsey, Blankets, Stocking yarn and Flour and Meal made at our mills of choice selected White Wheat and White bread corn. Country Produce - Rags, Feathers, Hemp, Flax, Blue Grass Seed, Bacon Lard and everything for which there is a market.”

* Log Cabin, Feb. 17, 1906 - “Commercial Club Meeting - A letter was received from Judge Al Berry saying that a survey was being made for an electric line (railroad) from Newport to Cynthiana. Judge Berry is not connected with the company that is promoting the road. Bela Ogden of Bracken County wrote that a meeting of the promoters of the road would be held in Cincinnati at an early date. Mr. Skain, vice president of the company owning a large number of interurban roads out of Lexington, stated to R. V. Bishop recently that his company was considering the advisability of building a line to Cynthiana, connecting with Lexington, either at Paris or Georgetown.”

* Goethe - “We ought, everyday, to hear a song, read a fine poem, and if possible, to speak a few reasonable words.”

* Cynthiana Democrat, Jan. 23, 1936 - “One of the worst blizzards and cold snaps that has visited this section in 20 years or more swept down yesterday tying up traffic in every direction from Cynthiana. The teachers and 100 pupils of the Connersville School were marooned in the high school building and expected to spend the night there, workmen being unable to open the roads to render them safe for bus and automobile traffic.”

* Town Talk, Sept. 24. 1887 - “Some one attempted to burglarize the store of Whaley and Ammerman on Thursday night but were frightened away by Gano Ammerman, who slept at the store. Ammerman fired two shots at the miscreant, who jumped from the second story of the building to the ground without injury. Gano attempted to follow him but decided the jump was too big for him so gave it up.”

* Carl Sandburg - “A politician should have three hats. One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected.”

1953 - “Tho Stiff - The Heard - That Nature Gave - It Shaves - Like Down With - Burma Shave”

Need a Spring Fling? Bring family and friends or perhaps just yourself to the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum, 124 S. Walnut, Fridays - Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.