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The Maysville Kentucky Blog is your guide to the beautiful and historic small town of Maysville Kentucky, snuggled into the rolling hills along the Ohio River. Though this blog has been discontinued, you can get your Maysville Kentucky fix over at Ken Downing's Mason County Kentucky Blog @ http://masoncountyky.blogspot.com

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Watches and Hair Plaits in the 1840s


Newspaper clip from the Maysville Eagle, December 26, 1846 - Apparently after being robbed, D.S. Hudson of Maysville Kentucky announced that he would focus solely on repairing watches and jewelry. His wife, on the other hand, would preserve the hair customers brought her by making it into bracelets, necklaces, and other types of jewelry. The custom of keeping family member's hair as a keepsake was widespread in the 1800s.