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Looking Back is a collection of 40 articles and 37 historic photographs of Western Maryland. Many of the articles are from James Rada, Jr.'s award-winning column that runs in the Cumberland Times-News. Others are articles from Allegany Magazine. Some of the articles have been updated with new information uncovered since their original publication. The articles are: 1. City began during a parade 249 years ago 2. Russian rrince gave up much to become priest 3. The B&O vs. the C&O 4. Deaths raise suspicion in community 5. The night they drove old Dixie out 6. Newspaper editor critical of county official killed after scathing article 7. Doctor revolt at Western Maryland home, infirmary 8. The army invasion of 1894 9. Mount Savage s Merchant King dies during surgery 10. Baltimore to Cumberland, the hard way 11. A hidden fortune found in Cumberland home 12. Mountain City residents get first look at the big screen 13. Halloween a time for revelry 14. Police officer mortally wounded in Shantytown 15. City was a Paragon of the auto industry 16. Ridgeley is an example of what a vote means 17. Got milk? Get killed 18. Queen City leaders brought up on bribery charges in scandal of 1914 19. Millions died struggling with Spanish Flu 20. Cumberland s first councilwoman would not serve 21. A hand of Blackjack 22. The Georges Creek mining wars 23. How the flood of 1924 all but dried up the C&O Canal 24. Half-century-old Main Street store destroyed by fire 25. The Babe comes to Cumberland 26. A 10-pound-boy named Oxygen 27. It wasn t a spaceship that landed at Mexico Farms 28. Slot machines have been legal in Maryland on two occasions 29. All they knew was that it filled their empty bellies 30. The French sculptor from Lonaconing 31. No overalls in sight: Cumberland life surprises city girl from Boston 32. Shopping was encouraged because shortages lay ahead 33. When the World War came to Allegany County 34. Family desperately searches for woman s killer 35. Trumans draw a crowd in Frostburg during lunch stop 36. It s a girl three times 37. Surprise guests 38. Crew jumps, B-52 crashes 39. After nearly 40 years, Welch murder case still unsolved 40. Washington a favorite uncle These chapters tell the history of the region not as facts but as stories that are as informative to read as they are entertaining.