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Cab Calloway plays Cumberland

Some of America’s most famous entertainers of the 1930s era, because they were African-Americans, were barred from staying in Cumberland, Maryland’s mainstream hotels. Such notable musicians as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Cab Calloway, and others often stayed at the Davis Tourist Home while on tour. These stays were often a week at a time when […]

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Lover’s Leap

A GREY HUNTER Cumberland [MD] Evening Times, May 18th & 19th, 1881 “Jack Chadwick lived in the wild country near Negro mountain with his mother and little brother Jesse. He was a great hunter and feared nothing. In one of his excursions he came across an Indian chief, who lived in the break in Will’s […]

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Voice from the Queen City of the Alleghenies

Sara Roberta Getty (1880-1973) served as Woman’s Editor for the Cumberland [MD] Daily News from 1924 to 1942. She wrote four books of poetry, including Little songs of every day, (1924) and Maryland Melodies, (1930), the latter dedicated “to the Queen City of the Alleghenies and her warm hearted people who to me have been […]

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Graduates of the Western Maryland Hospital Nurses’ Training School, 1911

Please welcome guest author Carol Wald. The following post ran on Wald’s blog Photographicus Baltimorensis on February 21. “This blog is a product of my preoccupation with Baltimore’s many early professional photographers and the thousands of portraits they took of Baltimoreans between the 1860s and the early 1920s,” Wald tells us. It’s battered, worn, chipped […]

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