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situation and architectural beauties add greatly to the appearance of our "Mountain City."

Good educational facilities are provided by the public school system of the State, supplemented by the County Academy, (endowed), Carmelite College, St. Edward's Academy, conducted by the Sisters of Mercy, of the Roman Catholic church ; a parochial school connected with the German Catholic church of St. Peter and Paul's, and several excellent private schools both male and female.

Hotel accommodations are furnished by the large and elegant Queen City Hotel, owned and controlled by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company; and by three other first class hotels, and several other small hotels and eating houses.

The manufacturing interests of the city and vicinity are represented by the Steel Rail Mills and Merchant Bar Mills of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad ; the Bowery Blast Furnace of the Cumberland Coal and Iron Company; the works of the Union Mining and Manufacturing Company ; two Iron Foundries and Machine shops; the Mills of the Cumberland Cast Steel Works; the Cumberland Cotton Factory ; Cement Mills ; three large Steam Tanneries (in the city) and two others in the vicinity ; the Firebrick Works (mentioned elsewhere) ; the Car and Locomotive works, and Machine shops of the Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Company, located at Mt. Savage, on the line of the road West of the city), and several large Flour Mills ; the Steam Furniture Works of K. H. Butler, (the largest furniture works in the State,) and numerous other smaller manufactories, planing and saw mills, sash and door factories, &c, &c.


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C.J. Orrick


Collection Location:
Allegany County Public Library

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21 x 14 cms

Board of Trade of the City of Cumberland

Mines and mineral resources, Maryland, Cumberland

Cumberland, Md., 1870s

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

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