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the Queen City Hotel, a local paper, The Daily News, said that people from all over town walked to the site to see the hotel being built. An article dated August 8, 1905, in a local paper, said A.R. Cockrane, son of a well-known attorney of Cumberland, passed through Hagerstown on their way from Washington to Cumberland. The entire trip from Washington to Cumberland was to be made by foot. If an addition to Cumberland was to be built, a lot sales held, there would be band concerts and prizes given away. People from all over Cumberland would walk to the location either to buy a lot or hoping to win a prize. One such lot sale was Johnson’s Heights in 1911, and people could ride the streetcar to Williams Street or to Oldtown Road and Virginia Avenue, then walk to the lot sale, which was on Johnson’s Heights at Williams Street and Oldtown Road. The early Boy Scout troops would go for hikes over the hills around Cumberland. One of their favorite hikes was out Green Street to Cresaptown, across the Winchester Road to the National Highway (Route 40) and back to Cumberland. William L. McCray, of Cumberland, at one time the manager of the Maryland Theatre, was one of the pioneer six-day walkers of the county. He was once in the six-day walking match in the old Belvedere Hall in Cumberland.


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Miller, Herman J.

Mayor and Council, City of Cumberland


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Stegmaier, Harry

Cumberland (Md.), history

Cumberland (Md.), 1700-1976

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

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