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On June 13, 1925, North Mechanic Street merchants sponsored a Madri Gras celebration with prizes for the maskers. Mechanic Street from Baltimore Street to Bedford Street was roped off. Dancing and promenading was the order of the evening. Music was furnished by the Eagles Tooneville Band. Prizes were awarded for costumes, and for the fattest and thinnest men and women. The celebration was held for the opening of the White Way on North Mechanic Street. New street lights had been installed.

10. Was school entertainment popular in Cumberland? Give examples of school entertainment in Cumberland.

In 1918, an orchestra was organized at Allegany County High School. The director was J. Chester Swanson. This orchestra was selected to play at the Maryland Teachers Institute at Ocean City in 1920.

On June 13, 1902, the First Annual Commencement of the Allegany County High School was held at the Union Street School auditorium. At this time there was no class play. Each graduate had either an essay or oration. Taking part were Lillie May Teal, whose essay was "A College Education"; Gertrude Tanzer, with an essay and poetry; Anna Toledo Webster, whose essay was "The Quiet Life"; Bernadette Reinhart, whose essay was "Value of the Classics"; and Winter R. Frantz, whose oration was "American Manhood." The last, Mr. Frantz, later became City Health Officer.

On June 1, 1905, Allegany County Academy held graduation ceremonies at the Emmanuel Parish House. Some students took part in the exercises by reciting poetry or giving an oration.


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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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