Museum Musings

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By The Staff

* Cynthiana Democrat, Jan. 5, 1928 - “A quick picture of the new car that seems destined to write a new chapter into the history of the automobile business may be had by noting the following highlights of the 1928 Chevrolet: Extended wheel base, greater speed and power, four wheel brakes, longer, roomier Fisher bodies, new Duco colors, thermostat cooling, shock absorbing springs, motor enclosure and indirectly lighted instrument panel and other advantages built in as a result of lessons learned thru 13 years of constant progress. Seven passenger cars including five closed and two open types comprise the line. Every driving requirement is cared for in the makeup and appointments of various body types. The Cynthiana Motor Co. represents the Chevrolet at Cynthiana and has the new cars on display.

* Log Cabin, Aug. 12, 1900 - “Capt. and Mrs. John W. Throckmorton were here the past week attending the fair. Capt. Throckmorton had a string of nice horses here and captured a number of ribbons.

* Log Cabin, April 13, 1906 - “Ernest Roper, of this city, was struck and probably instantly killed by a night freight train just below Berry yesterday morning at about 2 o’clock. The remains will be buried at the old cemetery this morning at 10 o’clock.”

* John Updike - “At last, small witches Their costumes hinged On safety pins, Go haunt a night of pumpkin grins.”

* Cynthiana Democrat, Sept. 27, 1928 - “A reader writes, ‘Margaret Goudy died, I think, in 1812. A small sandstone marker and the inscription, The innocent though persecuted Margaret Goudy, mark her burial place. She died in the attic of the house now owned by Margaret Hedges and tradition has it that she was buried on her head, so that at the sounding of the last trumpet she would be on her feet.”’

* Log Cabin, June 10, 1898 - “The first claim for a pension growing out of the late war with Spain was filed Saturday by the widow of the man who was killed on the torpedo boat Winslow in Cardena Bay, May 11 last. There have been more than 30 claims filed by relatives of those who went down with the Maine.”

* City Council Meeting, Aug. 16, 1866 - “The price of the cemetery lot on which John Anderson, dec’d is buried was reduced to $15, he being an old citizen of this place.”

* 1934 - Beneath This Stone - Lies Elmer Gush - Tickled to Death - By His - Shaving Brush - Burma Shave.

Looking for things of yesteryear and today, things of the natural and perhaps the supernatural? Visit the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum on Walnut Street, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.