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Zimmerman, John Long, John Bruce, Melvin Faw, James Martin, Eddie and Albert Wolf, and Lyndon Sharer. In 1917 the City Athletic Meet was won by Allegany County High School with 98 points; Penn Avenue, second, with 57 points; Centre Street, third; Virginia, fourth; Humbird Street, fifth; Maryland Avenue, sixth; West Side, seventh; Union Street, eighth; and Columbia Street, last.

5. Was amateur football popular in the Cumberland area? Where were events held? Who were the standout players in area amateur football? When did high school football become popular in the Cumberland area? Where were the games played? Did certain teams achieve outstanding records? Who were the standout high school football stars in the area? When did they play and what records did they achieve?

Amateur football was played by all local high schools, Allegany, Penn Avenue (Fort Hill), LaSalle, Bishop Walsh, and Allegany County Academy. The great city rivalry has been between Allegany and Fort Hill. LaSalle High had a team that played the local high schools. Football was first played at Allegany County High School in 1903 - 1904. In 1904, the Allegany County High School football team won the Interscholastic of Western Maryland title. Allegany County Academy had a football team in 1904. One of its members was Judge George Henderson. In 1906, the Allegany County High football team completed the season with six victories and no defeats. Arthur Derr was captain. The 1907 football team at Allegany was captained by William Marean. In 1909, Allegany County High School played the Allegany County Academy team. At that time


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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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