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Cumberland, Maryland (Prohibition Era)

Prohibition Era Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


On July 2, 1925, the amusement business took advantage of the dry times and at the Maryland Theater the hectic sensation thrill of musical drama, "The Moonshiner’s Daughter," was in its sixth big week.

On July 10, 1928, the Cumberland Brewing Company advertised Old Export malt syrup, 100% pure, hop flavor, in three pound cans for sale at all grocery stores.

Not all prohibition agents were above reproach. On July 10, 1928, Robert P. Beall, a federal prohibition enforcement officer, was arraigned by Constable A. G. Neff of Lonaconing. Beall was charged with trespassing and assault and battery and posted bond of $100 on each of the charges. Clarence Crowe secured the trespass warrant, alleging that the officer entered his premises without a search warrant. Blanche Crowe preferred the assault and battery charge. The officer was a member of a raiding party which visited the Crowe property in Lonaconing. C.B. Danforth, chief of enforcement work in this section, declared that the Crowe woman brandished a loaded pistol when the officers entered the place and that Beall disarmed her. Blanche Crowe was arraigned on charges of attempted intimidation of a federal officer and held under $1,000 bond. She was to appear later in federal court. J. Philip Roman was her attorney.

On July 10, 1928, Clyde Appold and Frank Himmler of Cumberland were arraigned in separate cases before Commisioner Thomas J. Anderson on charges of sale and possession of liquor. Appold was released under $1,000 bond. Himmler was also released on bond. Both were to appear later in federal court.

On Saturday, July 28, 1928, H. E. Wagus of Midland, a former constable, was arrested and charged with possession of liquor at Red Hill Inn


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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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