Keith Potts

Keith Potts will lead a Ghost Tour of Historic Cumberland on June 10.

Cumberland Times-News

CUMBERLAND - A Ghost Tour of Historic Cumberland, sponsored by the Friends of the Thrasher Carriage Museum, will begin beside the tracks at the Western Maryland Railway Station June 10 at 7 p.m.

Keith Potts invites those interested in hearing tales of Cumberland's famous and not-so-famous former residents. According to Potts, there are many residents who lived an obscure life and only became famous when they returned in spirit.

Early pioneer life in the Wills Creek settlement was dangerous and often ended tragically. As the decades passed, inhabitants became more comfortable, but life was interrupted again with the Civil War, leaving behind the spirits of discontented soldiers and civilians eager to tell their stories.

Local historian and author Amanda Paul provided much of the historical background for the one-hour walking tour, while the tales of the unexplained happenings are the result of many local legends.

There is an admission fee, with a reduced rate for children. Reservations are not required.

Call (301) 777-9140 for more information.

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