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Museum Musings

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By The Staff

* Cynthiana Democrat, May 25,1911 - “In an effort to save her son, Mary Welch and Robert Welch were killed by the cars. Mary J. Welch and her son Robert were struck by a train on the Keller Bridge north of Cynthiana Saturday (May 20) and were thrown into the South Licking. They were instantly killed. Seventy-eight years of age, she was formerly Miss Kearns. Her husband, who was a Federal soldier, had been dead for a number of years. A daughter died about a year ago in Lexington. She is survived by three sons, Marion who lives here, one a United States soldier in the Philippine Islands and one said to live in Chicago. She lived in Harrison County with her sons, Robert and Marion. Burial for both of them was in Battle Grove.”

* Log Cabin, Feb. 17,1906 - “Call No. 50 - The Harrison Mutual Burial Association made its 50th call this week. Members are requested to pay this call promptly in order to be in full standing. R. B. Whaley, Secretary.”

* Robert Frost - “The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.”

* Cynthiana News, June 6, 1867 - “The ladies of Cynthiana will give next Friday night, a strawberry supper, at the court house, for the benefit of the ‘Confederate Monumental Society’ of this place. Everybody should turn out and attend. The cause is a glorious one and we know that a liberal public will give without stint to build a lasting monument to our lost friends.”

* Western Citizen, Paris, Ky., June 17, 1864 - “There is a report on the town that a rebel soldier, captured at Cynthiana, had 50 gold watches on his person.”

* Oscar Wilde (1854 -1900) - “The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything except what is worth knowing.”

* Cynthiana Democrat, July 31, 1947 - “The Berry Cannery, which opened July 18, is off to a good start, reports Curtis Sanders. A total of 410 quarts of beans and applesauce have been canned by patrons including Mr. and Mrs. Lang Kohl and Mrs. and Mrs. John Spradling, Mesdames Charles Bell, Dick Huffman, Felix Hill and Herman Laytart. “

* 1935 - “The Happy Golfer - Finds With Glee - The Shave That Suits Him - To A Tee - Burma Shave”

Whether the weather be rainy and gloomy or sunny and bright, it is a good day to visit the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum, 124 S. Walnut St., Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. or by appointment at 859-234-7179.