49. CUMMINGS FAMILY PHOTOS
These priceless Cummings Family photos, made available in 2011 by Brenda Cummings:
I'm Brenda Cummings, granddaughter of "Mrs. Cummings" [Emma Cummings] referred to in the 1950s page. Really, my grandmother's time at Dolly Copp spanned from the 1920s, before there was a Dolly Copp Campground, through the 1970s.
We have many years of photos from Dolly Copp that we'd be happy to share. Some are great representations of the early camping days, for example, with army tents. Others show the swimming hole, and there are some great group shots from when my father was a teenager/young man.
Some of my favorites are the early
vehicles they took to Dolly Copp, including one with camping gear
tied onto the front hood so that it seems unlikely that they could
safely drive.... At least once, my father and some friends bicycled
to Dolly Copp from Bath, Maine.
Cummings cousin Donald
Morse, Emma's nephew, who visited Dolly Copp
Family members clustered around the Ford.
Albert Cummings on the left, Margery is the center girl.
Emma's six children. From left Albert, Carolyn, Bob, Eleanor, Bill and Margery.
This is Margery.
The next two below may be quite historic. I got the information that this is Carolyn Cummings with baby Skip. They look like Pine Mountain to me. Consider this text from the Pine Mountain page:
This historic tidbit from the December 1951 edition of Appalachia Magazine is of interest:
The marble seat which had been placed on the southwest shoulder of Pine Mountain at the top of the cliff looking toward the massif of the Presidential Range was destroyed by lightning in the spring of this year.
It has now been replaced by a seat of similar dimensions cut into the rock. On the back of the seat is the simple inscription Carol Williams Horton, the name of the woman to whom the seat is a memorial.
The original marble seat was
erected in 1948 in memory of Mrs. Douglas Horton by the Wellesley
The spot has become a great rendezvous
for walkers from all the country round, and not least for those
from the Dolly Copp Camp, now administered by the Appalachian
So, the key question is, could this photo be the marble seat, having been taken between 1948 and 1951? If so we have a real piece of local history.
Bob Cummings writing
in April of 2012: The view on top of the mountain shows the
According to Bob Cummings
"the packed car with a trailer in tow are the Cummings