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From: "john Ashbury" <>
Subject: [MDFR] History Moment - 4-2-10
Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2010 06:03:47 -0400

On April 2, 1827, The "Office of Pay and Receipt," a branch of The Bank of
Westminster became "The Farmers and Mechanics Bank of Frederick County." It
was located at the corner of East Second and North Market streets in

On April 2, 1820, a major fire in the mountain land northwest of Frederick
was extinguished by a heavy snowfall.

On April 2, 1838, Mrs. Eleanor Potts bought the lot - on East Church Street
at present day Maxwell Avenue - she later donated for use as The Episcopal
Orphans House.

On April 2, 1854, Joseph Dill Baker, "Frederick's First Citizen," was born
in Buckeystown.

On April 2, 1846, the Independent Hose Company broke ground for a new engine
house next to the Evangelical Reformed Church on the south side of the first
block of West Church Street in Frederick.

On April 2, 1891, the Frederick Brick Works, Inc., was established at 184
East South Street in Frederick.

On April 2, 1918, The American's Creed, written by Frederick native William
Tyler Page, was accepted by The House of Representatives.

If anyone can add information to these History Moments,

or would like to suggest an item for another calendar day,

please contact me privately.

John W. Ashbury

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