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Bibliography of Cumberland History

Bishop, James W. The Glass Industry of Allegany County, Maryland: Cumberland, Mt. Savage, Lonaconing, Lavale. Cumberland, Maryland: J.W. Bishop, 1968.

Brugger, Robert J. Maryland, A Middle Temperament, 1634-1980. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press in association with the Maryland Historical Society, 1988.

Chapelle, Suzanne Ellery Greene. Maryland, A History of its People. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986.

Downton, G. David. Waterway to the West; A Brief History of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. Allegany County, Maryland: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Association, 1971.

Genealogical Society of Allegany County. Historic Records of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Cumberland, Maryland. LaVale, Maryland: The Society, 1984.

Lowdermilk, William Harrison. History of Cumberland, (Maryland) From the Time of the Indian Town, Caiuctucuc, in 1728, up to the Present Day. Baltimore, Maryland: Regional Publishing Company, 1971.

McKaig, Priscilla Ellen Beall. The McKaig Journal: A Confederate Family of Cumberland. Cumberland, Maryland: Allegany County Historical Society, 1984.

Newell, Dianne. The Failure to Preserve the Queen City Hotel, Cumberland, Maryland. Washington, D.C.: Preservation Press, National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States, 1975.

Parks, A. Franklin and John B. Wiseman, eds. Maryland, Unity in Diversity: Essays on Maryland Life and Culture. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 1990.

Schwartz, Lee G. Allegany County: A Pictorial History. Virginia Beach, Virginia: Donning, 1980.

Scott, Harold L.Sr. The Civil War hospitals at Cumberland & Clarysville, Maryland. Cumberland, Maryland: H.L. Scott, 1995.

Scott, Harold L. Sr. Legends of Allegany County. Cumberland, Maryland: H.L. Scott, Sr., 1994.

Stegmaier, Harry I. Jr. Allegany County: A History. Parsons, West Virginia: McClain Printing Company, 1976.

Stover, John F. History of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press, 1987.

Thomas, James W and T. J. C. Williams. History of Allegany County, Maryland. Baltimore, Maryland: Regional Publishing Company, 1969.

Ware, Donna M. Green Glades & Sooty Gob Piles: The Maryland Coal Region's Industrial and Architectural Past: A Preservation Guide to the Survey and Management of Historic Resources. Annapolis, Maryland: Maryland Historical Trust, Division of Historical and Cultural Programs, 1991.

Children's Literature

Reeder, Carolyn. Captain Kate. New York: Avon Books, 1999.

Winslow, Barbara. Samantha Goes to Georgetown on the C & O Canal. Richmond, Virginia: Westover Publishing Company, 1973.

Cumberland Websites

City of Cumberland
The city's official website that offers information about the city, its government, news, weather, and links to other community websites.

Allegany County Visitor's Bureau
A comprehensive visitor's guide to Cumberland and the rest of Allegany County. This site includes a calendar of events, directions, and a listing of area attractions.

This site is a joint effort of the City of Cumberland, Allegany County, Allegany County Board of Education, and Allegany County Libraries.

C&O Canal National Historical Park
The official website of this unit of the National Park Service.

Canal Place Heritage Area
Learn more about Maryland's first designated Heritage area.

Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itineraries 
Other travel itineraries in the National Park Service's ongoing series include many historic destinations that you can visit online or in person.  Each itinerary spotlights a different geographic region, community, or theme.

Maryland Historical Trust
Designated as the Maryland State Historic Preservation Office, the Trust assists the people of Maryland in identifying, studying, evaluating, preserving, protecting, and interpreting the state's significant historic resources.

Maryland's Heritage Preservation and Toursim Areas
Provides further information on this program to promote historic preservation and areas of natural beauty in order to stimulate economic development through tourism.

National Railway Historical Society, Western Maryland Chapter
Contains a wealth of railroad history that pertains to the Cumberland area

National Trust for Historic Preservation
Learn about the programs of and membership in the oldest national non-profit preservation organization.

National Park Service Office of Tourism
National parks have been interwoven with tourism from their earliest days. This website highlights the ways in which the NPS promotes and supports sustainable, responsible, informed, and managed visitor use through cooperation and coordination with the tourism industry.

National Scenic Byways Program
This website, maintained by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, includes information on state and nationally designated byway routes throughout America based on their archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities. Visit the America’s Byways Historic National Road - Maryland website for more ideas.

Teaching with Historic Places
This website, maintained by the National Park Service, offers online classroom-ready place-based lesson plans created by historians and educators to help teachers use historic places in the classroom.  Each lesson is linked to national standards for history and the social studies.

Preservation in Cumberland Cumberland Architects The C&O canal and B&O Railroad Cumberland History

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