The small town of Cumberland Maryland might not seem like it could hold much significance to history. Most likely, the average person doesn’t know it exists. As I drive through it, old buildings are boarded up on the side of the road. A small park sandwiches a railroad museum, while the downtown is a mixture of bustling businesses and failed dreams. It’s a weekday afternoon, but not a single person wanders the streets. There is almost the ambience of a ghost town.