This black and white vintage postcard shows “The Narrows” in Cumberland, Maryland. The Narrows is the name for a beautiful and picturesque valley that passes through a gap in the mountains with high cliffs on either side at one point. It is a thousand-foot natural gap between Wills and Haystack mountains. This valley has become […]
This vintage postcard is dated 1909 and shows The Narrows Park in Cumberland Maryland. I lived there for some years, but am not sure where this park is. This may be an old marker from the Braddock Road in the center of the pond. I liked that the photographer caught a deer in the picture.
This vintage postcard is dated 1910 and is titled “Big Rock Entrance to The Narrows, Cumberland, Maryland.” The scene shows the Western Maryland railroad line curving around a rock with a sheer, almost vertical cliff to enter The Narrows, the valley cut between the mountain cliffs. This being the railroad entrance to the valley and […]
This vintage postcard is dated 1909 showing an historic cliff in Cumberland, Maryland called “Lovers Leap”. This cliff has been the stuff of local legend in Cumberland for generations. From Harold Scott, Sr. (Compiler), Legends of Allegany County, Cumberland, Maryland, 1994, p.vi we get the following history of the cliff: In Cumberland, Maryland the Lovers’ […]
This vintage postcard shows a recreation park in Cumberland Maryland called “Braddock Park” in the early 1900s. Shown here is a pastoral summer view of men, with the straw hats of those days, relaxing in the tree shaded park meadow. This postcard is also #12 from The Braddock Road Series by John Kennedy Lacock, Amity, […]
This vintage postcard shows hikers resting close to the summit of Big Savage Mountain, near Frostburg, Maryland in the early 1900s. While there are level spots on the Eastern side of the mountain, the Big Savage Mountain is rocky as the picture shows, and in many places, extremely steep. The descent is very rugged, and […]