"Queen City" Cumberland by Tom_Fields
Cumberland Travel Guide: 22 reviews and 60 photos
The Founding Fathers wanted to open up the interior of America to traffic from the coast. So they began the C&O Canal, in Washington It ended here, where the country was simply too moutainous (hilly to those from out West) to continue. Cumberland marks the western end of the C&O, and the start point of the National Road. Due to its critical location, it grew to be Maryland's second largest city, and acquired the nickname the Queen City.
The National Road goes deep into what was then the frontier--the Midwest today. After the railroads came along, this town became a major rail center. So it's always been a transportation hub. And there is a lot of history here. If you're passing through on the interstate, it's worth stopping for a while.
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