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Cumberland, Maryland (Entertainment)

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On June 11, 1895, Sand's Great American Exhibitions and Astley's renowned European shows came. They featured a balloon ascension and parachute leap daily.

On May 1, 1895, Pawnee Bill's Historic Wild West came, featuring Trapper Tom's Cabin and the Fort Sill Stagecoach, Wounded Knee fight, and the Mountain Meadow Massacre.

On October 17, 1898, Walter L. Main's Big Three Ring Circus featuring a Mammoth Menagerie and Aviary's Regal Roman Hippodrome came. Advance ticket sales were at Wiesel's Music Store.

On June 19, 1899, the Welsh Bros, newest great railroad show came, featuring 100 artists, and a balloon ascension and parachute leap daily by the world's greatest aeronaut, David McDade. It exhibited three days at the rear of the Queen City Hotel. Admission to all was ten cents.

On September 27, 1900, the Great Wallace Shows, featuring a museum, menagerie, and Royal Roman Hippodrome came.

On May 3, 1902, Adam Forepaugh and Sell's Bros, combined shows came. Show grounds were at the foot of Wills Mountain at the end of Columbia and Shriver Avenues.

On July 5, 1902, Buckskin Bill's Wild West Grand Military Tournament and Rough Riders of the World came, featuring one thousand men and horses, wild broncos, and Texas steers, plus a cowboy band of fifty musicians.

On August 20, 1902, John Robinson's Ten Big Shows with Carl Hagenback's $40, 000 herd of performing elephants arrived.

On June 9, 1903, Indian Bill's historical Wild West Indian Museum


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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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