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gave weekly concerts in City Hall Square, while the weather permitted. In 1926, the Ali Ghan Temple of the Shrine organized a band. Gerard Everstine was director. This band gave a number of concerts at the Strand Theatre. Indoor band concerts were given at the Maryland Theatre. Even before World War I, Ed Fisher directed a band composed of Black musicians. It was called the First Western Maryland Band. Today, the Potomac Concert Band led by Lynn Zeller gives many summer concerts under the sponsorship of the American Federation of Musicians. Both local high schools and both junior high schools have bands and give annual concerts. The Celanese Corporation of America also had a band in 1930. It was directed by A. G. Fowler. During the years of World War I, the Western Maryland Railroad had a band. A band was organized by F. O. Eagles #245 in 1925, and led by Roy Everstine and Joseph M. Fradiska. It existed until the early 1930's. At the present time, during the summer months, concerts are held weekly at the band shell in Constitution Park.



4. Where were picnics held in the Cumberland area? Who held them? When?

When picnics are mentioned, the first thought is Narrows Park. The Park was opened in 1892 with the coming of the streetcar to Cumberland. While there were other picnic grounds, the Narrows Park was the most liked. A family from any part of Cumberland could board a streetcar and with transfer tickets could go to Narrows Park to enjoy the day. For many years, certain churches or fraternal orders had a regular day to have a picnic. SS. Peters and Paul's Church for many years had the Fourth of July. The feature of this




ID:
achm213

Page #:
213

Creator:
Miller, Herman J.

Rights:
Mayor and Council, City of Cumberland

Date:
1978

Collection Location:
Cumberland

Original Size:
27 x 20 cms

Contributor:
Stegmaier, Harry

Subject:
Cumberland (Md.), history

Coverage:
Cumberland (Md.), 1700-1976

 
 
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100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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