Historic Map - Cumberland, MD - 1906

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View of Cumberland, Allegany County, M.D., 1906 / drawn & published by Fowler & Kelly.

This bird’s-eye view print of Cumberland, Maryland was drawn by T. M. Fowler and published by Fowler & Kelly in 1906. Cumberland was established in the 1700's at the location of the former Fort Cumberland. It became the starting point, in the early 1800's, of the country’s first public work project, the National Road.

Cumberland was at the beginning of an easy pass over the Allegheny Mountains leading westward. This valuable highway leading all the way to the Ohio River was often called the Cumberland Road. The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal operated from 1831 to 1924 between Cumberland and Washington DC. Cumberland remained a transportation center as the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad reached town in the 1840's.

The discovery and aggressive mining of coal northwest of Cumberland, in the Georges Creek Valley, in the 1850's, developed even more growth. In 1891, an electric narrow-gauge railway system began operating between North Centre St and Narrows Park

The map includes labeled streets, waterways, buildings, bridges and railroad routes.

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