Cumberland, Maryland (Sports)
Mr. Reid's boat would leave from Reid's Wharf at the Blue Bridge every fifteen minutes. No other boats except Reid's would be allowed to land at River Grove. An ad in the local paper on March 26, 1912, announced that J. Alfred Reid and Fred "Buck" Dryer had become partners in hauling passengers from Riverside Park to the beach up the river. Opening day would be Sunday, March 31, 1912 and on this day all people would be hauled free. The Potomac Club, whose clubhouse was on the hill just to the right of the Ridgeley Bridge, overlooked the Potomac River. It had a wharf and swimming beach at the foot of the hill in the river on the West Virginia end of the bridge, the Moose Club being just across the river from the Potomac Club. The Moose had a beach alongside the club. The Potomac Club and the Moose Club had joint swimming meets on July 4, 1918. The first event was a 500 yard relay swimming race, won by the Potomac Club. The winning team was Garland Powell, John Wellington, George Henderson, G. Smith, and William Oswald. In the 100 yard swimming dash for young ladies, the winner was Miss Mary Roman, daughter of J. Phillip Roman, who represented the Moose Club. There was a 100 yard dash won by Arthur J. Hepburn. This was for boys under sixteen years of age. Second was Green Annan.
The local papers carried an announcement that George Wellington and Raymond "Ike" Law would, on New Year's Day, 1921, dive off the Blue Bridge into the Potomac River. This was to take place at 3:00 PM on New Year's Day. A large crowd had gathered to see this event, but at 2:45 PM, out of the crowd came a young lady, Miss Thelma Owen of East First Street, this city, who,
Miller, Herman J.
Mayor and Council, City of Cumberland
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Cumberland (Md.), history
Cumberland (Md.), 1700-1976