Cumberland, Maryland (Entertainment)
trick horse, "Andy Johnson," came to Cumberland. The grand procession took place at 11:00 AM. Show grounds were on the commons back of what was to be the Queen City Hotel.
In 1870, many circuses came to Cumberland, such as Vanamburgh & Co's. Great Golden Menagerie, with Henry Barnum as manager.
On September 5, 1870, George W. DeHaven's Sensational Circus came to Cumberland. This show featured equestrians, athletes, and gymnasts, the educated horse, "Comet, " and a balloon ascension. Admission was fifty cents and twenty-five cents.
On October 10, 1870, Stone & Murray's Circus came.
On July 28, 1871, the New York State Circus came.
On August 7, 1871, James Robinson's Great Circus and Champion Show came. This show featured a balloon ascension.
On October 16, 1880, the Great London Circus featured the entire circus lighted by electricity.
On May 7, 1887, the Adam Forepaugh Shows, featuring Custer's Last Stand, the somersault dog, a great wild west show, and 30 horse act came. The parade was at 10:30 AM from the show grounds at the rear of the Queen City Hotel.
On September 2, 1890, 4 Paugh Wild West Exhibition came to the gounds at the back of the Queen City Hotel. Advance reserved seats could be bought at J. G. Hermann's Drug Store on Baltimore Street, opposite the Windsor Hotel.
On September 26, 1891, John Robinson's Big Ten combined shows featuring King Solomon, his temple, and the Queen of Sheba came.
Miller, Herman J.
Mayor and Council, City of Cumberland
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Cumberland (Md.), history
Cumberland (Md.), 1700-1976