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Above are prices of choice lumber such as is suitable for car- building, boat building, furniture, etc. Small and common stock suitable for handles, (shovel, rake, etc.) agricultural implements and tool stuff, spokes and hubs, etc., can be had at lower figures.

Railroad Connections and Shipping Facilities.

BESIDES the unusual richness of mineral resources, Cumberland possesses extensive shipping facilities, as in the following article we aim to show, briefly as may be. Its position near the centre of the main line of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad; 204 miles from river navigation, at Parkersburg or Wheeling, and 178 miles from tide water at Baltimore, insures it equal shipping advantages for either Eastern or Western trade. It has direct connection via Baltimore & Ohio and Marietta & Cincinnati Railroads (Branch of Baltimore & Ohio) to Cincinnati, thence via Ohio & Mississippi Railroad to St. Louis, via Louisville Short Line to Louisville, Kentucky, and via Cincinnati, Lafayette & Chicago Railroad to Indianapolis; with Chicago, via Baltimore & Ohio R. R., Chicago Division. With the navigation on the great lakes at Sandusky, via Baltimore & Ohio R.R. (Lake Erie Division,) at Cleveland via Cleveland & Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh & Connellsville Railroads. With Philadelphia and New York either by rail, via Baltimore, or by rail to Baltimore, thence by water. Shipments to, and from New England States may be made in the same way, either all rail or by outside line from Baltimore. By the Bedford & Huntingdon Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, we have railway connections with Philadelphia and New York, and all points of importance in Central and Eastern Pennsylvania. By the Pittsburgh & Connellsville Railroad with Pittsburgh and the oil regions. Via Baltimore & Ohio and Potomac & Strasburg or Valley Railroad to Strasburg and Staunton, thence to Lynch-


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C.J. Orrick


Collection Location:
Allegany County Public Library

Original Size:
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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