Cumberland, Maryland (Introduction)
In answering our questions, Mr. Miller used many resources besides his own personal knowledge. His greatest research source was his own scrapbooks filled with clippings from many Cumberland newspapers including The Mountain City Times, The Daily News, The Daily Times, The Independent, The Alleganian Weekly, The Fellowship Forum, The Cumberland Sunday Times, The Cumberland Evening Times, and The Cumberland News. All but the latter three have long since passed from the scene. Mr. Miller also used The Heritage Press, The Heritage Review, and the "Across the Desk" columns of J. William Hunt, which appeared in the local newspapers until his unfortunate death a number of years ago. Other records Mr. Miller used were those of the Cumberland Fire Department, the Cumberland Police Department where Mrs. Beulah Leedy helped Mr. Miller do his research, the records of the Cumberland City Clerk's Office where Ms. Audrey C. Wolford provided invaluable assistance, and the Archives of Sacred Heart Hospital where Sister Margaret Daugherty, Director of Education, assisted Mr. Miller. Mrs. Virginia Williams gave Mr. Miller invaluable assistance on the history of Cumberland's Black community and citizens. Mr. Miller also used several books and booklets in his research including the Golden Jubilee Book, 1848 - 1898, published by Ss. Peter and Paul's Parish; Industrial Cumberland, published in 1913; The 1902 Industrial Edition of The Cumberland Evening Times; Thomas, James W., and Williams, T.J.C., History of Allegany County, Maryland. Philadelphia: Z.R. Titsworth & Company, 1923; Cumberland City Directories from 1873 to 1974; and Ninety-Two Years of Transportation Progress by the Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Company, 1845 - 1937.
Miller, Herman J.
Mayor and Council, City of Cumberland
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Cumberland (Md.), history
Cumberland (Md.), 1700-1976