Museum Musings

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By The Staff

*Log Cabin, December, 1912 -- “Buggies reduced - Your opportunity to buy a first-class buggy at quite a savings in price. George M. Wills”

*The Cynthiana Times, Dec. 7, 1862 -- “If you want something good for the health, call on Wash Cragmire, at the Rankin House. He keeps the best liquors, finest cigars, and chewing tobacco of any body in town.”

*Cynthiana Democrat, July 1960 -- “Sears, Roebuck and Company will open a new catalog order office here around Sept. 1, Herbert Allen Moore announced this week. Moore is owner of the building at 35 E. Pike St., which the mail order firm will occupy. The Harrison Billiard Pool Hall formerly occupied the building. It is now being remodeled for the arrival of Sears.”

*Bayard Taylor (1825-1878) -- “With rushing winds and gloomy skies The dark and stubborn winter dies: Far-off, unseen, spring faintly cries, Bidding her earliest child arise: March!”

*Log Cabin, December 1912 -- “Now Open for Business - Raymond Lumber Co., Corner R.R. Crossing and Bridge Street, Cynthiana, Ky. Dealers in all kinds of rough and dressed lumber, sash, doors, blinds and general builder’s supplies. We will be pleased to frame estimates with you on any bill, large or small.”

*Cynthiana Democrat, April 21, 1921 -- Written by Col. W. M. Moore - “Go back with me 71 or 72 years ago and we find this town of five or six hundred citizens. Dr. George Perrin, Dr. Lewis Perrin, Dr. Hodges and perhaps others, but of Dr. Hodges, he was then building what is generally known as the Professor Smith School, for a residence in a cornfield, then the very outskirts of Cynthiana. As a boy, 13 years of age, and from the backwoods of Missouri, where we lived in log huts, I thought it a wonder. I stopped on my way to the old academy, near the Methodist church, to view the erection of that modern palace, as I thought it to be. A few days ago, I walked out to see leveled to earth, for more modern palaces, that old landmark.” (SW corner of Miller and Oddville Avenue)

*Walt Whitman (1819-1892) -- “Shine! Shine! Shine! Pour down your great warmth, great sun!”

*Log Cabin, May 4, 1901 -- “Mrs. Sudie Ewalt, agent for the Home Steam laundry, this week received a handsome new laundry wagon and will call and deliver laundry promptly anywhere in town.”

Surely, spring has sprung. Come visit the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum for a breath of fresh air, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 859-234-7179.