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Sand Hill Historic Walking Trail Exhibit
The Sand Hill Historic Walking Trail Exhibit will be unveiled Saturday at the Cumberland County Museum, as part of the launch of African Heritage Month in Cumberland County. During the 1800s, Sand Hill had one of the largest black populations in Cumberland County and a concentration of skilled laborers, educators, musicians, cooks, millwrights, entrepreneurs, blacksmiths, farmers and tradespeople. The exhibit also showcases landmarks such as the former Highland View Hospital built in 1904 due to a typhoid fever outbreak, the Old Stage Coach Stop owned by the Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s great uncle, Douglas Gay, and open spaces such as Dickey Park and the Amherst Stadium that promote sports and recreation. The exhibit will run til Feb. 28.