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Museum Musings

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* Cynthiana News, June 13, 1867 -- “Next Saturday, the young people, and the old too, will hold a picnic in the woodland pastures of John McKee, near Broadwell meetinghouse  on Ruddles Mill turnpike, three miles from Cynthiana. Everybody is invited, and expected to bring a basket strapped to the carriage. Good music is engaged for the occasion, and a place prepared for dancing. Our enterprising fellow citizens Hill and Foreman will run a conveyance from Cynthiana every hour.” (There were two areas in the county called Broadwell).
* Perrin’s History, 1882 -- “In 1819, the old brick house at the entrance of bridge was built by Robert Patterson. In this house was born the jolly, good hearted Bob Rankin, well known a few years ago to the traveling public as the popular host of the Rankin House, now the Smith House.” (2015 - Rankin House-Smith House still stands by the railroad.)
* James Thurber -- “It is better to know some of the questions than all the answers.”
* Western Citizen (Paris), July 18, 1862 -- “Train service only to Keller’s Bridge from Covington due to burned bridge. Morgan’s men burned two bridges between Paris and Cynthiana, one at Kaiser’s Station and one just below Cynthiana.”
* Log Cabin, Aug. 13, 1904 -- “City Council-Mayor Lail and Councilmen Parks and Curle were constituted as a committee to purchase a horse for the Fire Department and to make arrangements for keeping the horse.”
* Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) -- “I keep six honest serving men. They taught me all I knew. Their names are What and Why and When and How and Where and Who.”
Whether you are back at school or work, take a break on Fridays and Saturdays, 10-5, and visit the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum, Walnut Street. It’s free, educational, fun, and for all.