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The Rain Came Down In Torrents

Allegany County, Maryland, Centennial Celebration, 1889: Balloon. Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


The Centennial Booms Along Not-withstanding the Windows of the Heavens were Opened and the Rain Came Down In Torrents.

...(undated newpaper cutting in Mr. Luman's journal)

The balloon is filled, in spite of the rain.

On September 24th and 25th, Professor Hunt was to ascend to 5000 feet and leap from the balloon, wearing a parachute. Professor Foust jumped instead, after reaching probably 1000 feet, according to the newspaper reports.


Crowd at Balloon Ascension on Park Street - 1889

City of Cumberland

From the Herman and Stacia Miller Collection and used with permission of the Mayor and City Council of Cumberland, Maryland


Collection Location:
City of Cumberland

Original Size:
7 x 9 cms

Allegany County (Md.)--History.

Allegany County (Md.), 1889

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

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