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Cumberland, Maryland (Virginia Avenue)

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The Hall had been used for dances and assemblies under the name "Dreamland".

On November 3, 1908, City Patrolman Andrew Spearman, whose leg was amputated a few inches below the knee at the Western Maryland Hospital on Sunday as the result of being run over by a streetcar on Virginia Avenue near Oldtown Road shortly after six o'clock Sunday morning, was resting very comfortably at a late hour. The wheel of the car crushed his ankle, making an operation necessary. Mr. Spearman was an excellent and trustworthy police officer.

Years ago when street parades were popular, such as on Decoration Day, Labor Day and Armistice Day, the parade would start from Virginia Avenue. Usually the parade would line up on Laing Avenue, now the Industrial Boulevard, and move onto Virginia Avenue and to Maryland Avenue and to the Downtown section of Cumberland.

On February 4, 1892, ground was broken on Virginia Avenue just below the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad crossing. Groundbreaking was for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad improvements, which were the roundhouse and repair shops. When completed, this complex replaced the existing roundhouse and repair shops on North George Street in Downtown Cumberland. It is still located there today.


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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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