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Cumberland, Maryland (Bus and Air Transportation)

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112 Union Street, in 1940, at No. 9 Frederick Street and 10 North George Street, in 1946, at 10-18 North George Street and No. 9 Frederick Street, in 1952, at 139 North Mechanic Street, now the Kennedy Homes, and 10 North George Street, in 1956, at 139 North Mechanic Street, in 1958, at 12 Valley Street, and in 1970 at 26 South Front Street.

3.       When did airlines begin operating into Cumberland? What airlines operated into Cumberland during various periods of time? When? To what other cities did Cumberland have airline service? When?

In 1940, the All American Air Line operated into Cumberland. In December, 1965, the Nicholson Air Service started service of one flight a day to Baltimore, Maryland, and return. Today, the Nicholson Air Line services Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Both passenger and freight are also run to Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Ocean City, Maryland, and Georgetown, Delaware.

4.       Where were airports located in Cumberland? When?

The first airplane to come to Cumberland was in the first week in September, 1912, when an airplane came here and landed and took off from Johnson's Heights, near the Louisiana Avenue-Hilltop Drive area.

On April 2, 1920, Richard V. Ridgely arrived in Cumberland from Philadelphia flying a Curtiss OX plane. The plane landed at the racetrack in South Cumberland, where Mr. Ridgely built a hangar and conducted an aviation school. On September 1, 1921, Lt. Paul C. Wilkins, attached to the


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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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