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Cumberland, Maryland (Entertainment)

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On September 2, 1908, Howe's Great London Shows, with Professor Buckley's herd of performing elephants, came. Jake, largest gorilla ever exhibited in America, was in the show.
On August 6, 1910, Miller Bros. 101 Ranch, Real Wild West Show performed. Admission was twenty-five cents and fifty cents. Show grounds were on the Kornoff lot, Bedford Road, between what is now Bedford and Frederick Streets.

On April 2 9, 1911, Ringling Bros. World's Greatest Shows performed. Admission was fifty cents and twenty-five cents. Show grounds were on Johnson Heights between Williams Street and Oldtown Road.

On July 10, 1912, Barnum & Bailey, featuring a thrilling world story, "Cleopatra," and elephants playing baseball, performed. Show grounds were on Johnson Heights.

On April 2 5, 1914, Jones Bros. & Wilson's trained animal shows performed here.

On May 9, 1914, the Hagenbeck-Wallace Combined Shows came to Cumberland, featuring the Circle of Death motorcycle loop-the-loop at 90 miles an hour, and 50 clowns. Show grounds were on Johnson Heights.

On September 21, 1914, Robinson's Famous Shows, featuring Nine Nelson Family World's Challenge acrobats, came. $10, 000 was offered for their equal.

On May 8, 1915, Ringling Bros. Circus & Colossal Production came, featuring Soloman, Queen of Sheba. Eighty-nine railroad cars made up the train. It featured a one hundred cage zoo and fifty clowns. A ticket


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Miller, Herman J.

Mayor and Council, City of Cumberland


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27 x 20 cms

Stegmaier, Harry

Cumberland (Md.), history

Cumberland (Md.), 1700-1976

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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