Museum Musings

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By The Staff

* Log Cabin, Aug. 4, 1900 -- “Cynthiana Fair, Abdallah Park - A list of premium winners Sweepstakes for best harness stallion mare or gelding, breeding speed and individuality, color, size, soundness and style to be taken into consideration. Premium Duhme solid silver cup. Won by S.G. Carpenter.”

* Cynthiana Democrat, Feb. 21, 1929 - “The largest public sale of stock and farm implements ever held in central Kentucky was held yesterday at Abdallah Park by Frazer and Clarence LeBus Jr., administrators for the estate of the late Clarence LeBus. The sale of wagons was in the morning at the LeBus Warehouse where excellent prices were received. The crowd was then taken to Abdallah Park where burgoo was served with ‘a plenty for all.’”

* Humbert Wolfe - “Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves. We have had our summer evenings, now for October Eves.”

* Log Cabin, Aug. 4, 1900 - “The Cynthiana Fair at Abdallah Park opened Wednesday. Attendance the second day was 6,000. With favorable weather, attendance today should reach 10,000.”

* May, 1877 - “An 1877 Map of Cynthiana and Harrison County carries this notation: Abdallah Park - Wilson, W.H., Proprietor and Breeder of Trotting and Thoroughbred Horses. Owner of ‘Pacing Abdallah’ and celebrated Thoroughbred Stallion, ‘Ashland,’ winner of nine races in England.”

* Gladys Taber - “In the village store someone says, ‘I heard the geese go over’ and there is a moment of silence. Why this is so moving, I do not know. But all of us feel it.”

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