Cumberland, Maryland (Sports)
eels, and so forth.
Hunting has always been a great sport in the Cumberland area. Hunters as well as fishermen are licensed, but before licenses were required much game was killed on the hills and mountains around Cumberland. Around 1910, Mr. E. R. Neff had a grocery store at the corner of Bedford and North Centre Streets and in the fall and winter months, on a railing in front of his store, there would be hanging game, such as deer, turkey, rabbits, squirrel, and occasionally a bear. Hunting is now done on Green Ridge, Polish Mountain, Town Hill, Sidling Hill, Martins Mountain, and also in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The most common game are rabbits, squirrel, deer, turkey, and birds. Some people trap animals for the fur. A Eugene Brown, reporter for the Cumberland Evening Times, has a regular column on hunting and fishing in the Cumberland Sunday Times. Some farm owners would not permit hunting on their property, while others would allow hunting, as long as the hunters would respect the property by closing the gates and would not shoot the farm animals. On December 18, 1913, an advertisement appeared stating that hunting for rabbits was permitted on Green Ridge Orchard land as long as the hunter would respect the property. It was signed by F. Merten's Sons.
13. Was hiking a popular sport in the Cumberland area? Did formal hiking clubs exist? When? When did formal hiking lose prominence as a sport in the area?
Hiking today is considered a sport and as an effort to raise money
Miller, Herman J.
Mayor and Council, City of Cumberland
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Cumberland (Md.), history
Cumberland (Md.), 1700-1976