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From: "john Ashbury" <>
Subject: [MDFR] History Moment - 5-4-10
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 06:21:11 -0400
On May 4, 1753, the Rev. Theodore Falkenfield arrived in Frederick to take
charge of the German Reformed Church.
On May 4, 1789, Frederick Augustus Schley, a lawyer who studied under Roger
Brooke Taney in Frederick, was born.
On May 4, 1827, Dr. Lewis H. Steiner was born. He was the chief inspector
with the U. S. Sanitary Commission in Frederick during the Civil War.
On May 4, 1881, a contract for the rebuilding of Trinity Chapel of the
Evangelical Reformed Church on West Church Street in Frederick, was awarded
to Frank E. Davis, of Baltimore. It stated that the work had to begin within
On May 4, 1912, Theodore Roosevelt spoke to a huge crowd on Court House
Square in Frederick as part of his Bull Moose Party campaign to elect him
again as President of The United States.
On May 4, 2002, the C. Burr Artz Library re-opened in downtown Frederick
after a two-year absence while a $10.6 million addition and renovation
project was completed. During the construction period the main branch of the
Frederick County Library System was located on Spectrum Drive near the
Francis Scott Key Mall.
On May 4, 2002, a bronze sculpture, created by Colorado artist George W.
Lundeen, was dedicated as part of the re-opening of the C. Burr Artz Library
in downtown Frederick. The work depicts two children clinging to a third,
older youth who is reading a book containing the words of The Star Spangled
Banner. The sculpture was donated by The Joseph D. Baker Fund, Inc.
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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