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Juanita C. Isiminger, 1913 - 1978

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Juanita C. Isiminger was the founder in 1967 of Operation Gateway, a local organization sponsored by the Women's Civic Club, which was dedicated to promoting local history, civic pride, the area's rich history, and its scenic beauty and in particular the preservation of the Cumberland Narrows. In addition, Juanita helped originate Allegany County's Heritage Days Festival in 1969 and is the person most directly responsible for the establishment of an Allegany County Office of Tourism.

After her death in 1978, Operation Gateway disbanded and the treasury was divided among the Women's Civic Club, the Allegany County Historical Society, and the Allegany County Public Library. Downtown Cumberland's Isiminger Town Center is named in her honor.


Text - Albert Feldstein, photograph - Operation Gateway Heritage Days Program

June 1978

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Allegany County

Allegany County (Md.)--Biography; Allegany County (Md.)--Women.

Allegany County, (Md.)

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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