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Cumberland, Maryland (Entertainment)

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and Mexican Hippodrome came.

On October 5, 1903, Walter L. Main's Gigantic Three Ring Circus featuring the high wire act of LaNole-Melnote came, featuring Cumberland boys Hugh Kirk and Howard Deetz.

On July 19, 1904, Sell's and Down's United Shows performed at the Stoney Battery Grounds.

On September 20, 1904, Pawnee Bill's Historic Wild West and Great Far East Ethnological Congress came. Advance sales were at Holtzman's Drug Store on the corner of Baltimore and Centre Streets.

On May 13, 1905, Ringling Bros. World's Greatest Shows and the stupendous splendor glistening spectacle, "The Field of the Cloth of Gold," came. Seats in advance were fifty cents, children under 12, one-half price, sold at Lichtenstein's pharmacy, 61 Baltimore Street. Tickets were the same price at the show grounds, Stoney Battery.

On May 19, 1906, Barnum & Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth, featuring the Dip of Death, a young lad's looping the Gap in an automobile upside down, and a spectacle, "Peace," founded on the Russo-Japanese War, performed. Admission was fifty cents.

On April 27, 1907, Adam Forepaugh's and Sell Bros., featuring the thrilling spectacle, "Fighting the Flames," came. One thousand took part. Forty famous firefighters saw a whole city consumed. Special low rate excursions were featured on all railroads.

On September 12, 1907, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, featuring Col. William F. Cody, Ex-Chief of Scouts, U.S. Army, performed. Admission was one dollar. The show featured the rough riders and the great train hold up.


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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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