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This monument is dedicated to the eternal spirits of our forebears. Their inspiration and determination to begin building our Nation's public infrastructure in Cumberland, Maryland, in 1811, helped secure our country's growth and prosperity. It is…
In 1970, this dam was constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers to impound Rocky Gap Run and create Lake Habeeb. The 243-acre lake is named in honor of Edward Habeeb who inspired the establishment of Rocky Gap State Park.
This lake is typical …
Eons ago, before there was a lake and dam that filled the valley, an ancient stream flowed through from the north. Now known as Rock Gap Run, it slowly cut through the rising sandstone bedrock that eventually became Evitts Mountain.
This site is believed to be the homesite and final resting place of Mr. Evart (Evitt) who, reportedly, was the first white settler in Allegany County.
He came here in the early 1700's to escape civilization and live as a hermit.
The remains …
A building on this site
Christ's (St. Paul's) Lutheran Church
May 11, 1794
"Mother of Lutheranism" in Allegany Co.
A company of Confederates, young men from Cumberland, Maryland, Hampshire and Hardy Counties, West Virginia, captured several picket posts, obtained the countersign "Bulls Gap," rode into the city, captured two commanding Union Generals,…
The National Road and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad came together at this spot in 1842 at Cumberland's first railroad station. For a few years, it was necessary for passengers and freight to transfer from railroad cars to coach and wagon for the t…
Cumberland, the western terminus of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, was the location where the George's Creek coal from western Allegany County was transferred from the short line railroads to canal boats for shipment east. Cumberland was also the …
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal ran from Georgetown in Washington, D.C. (Mile 0) to Cumberland, MD (Mile 184.5), paralleling the Potomac River. Most of the heavy shipping originated from the western terminus at Cumberland. Boatmen carrying coal, lum…
". . . so many happy people, restless in the midst of abundance." —Alexis de Tocqueville, 1840.
Americans are an adventurous people. Frompast to present, they have used feet, horses,wagons, stagecoaches, canals, railroads,bicycles, automo…