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From: "John Ashbury" <>
Subject: [MDFR] History Moment - 2-1-12
Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2012 06:45:24 -0500
On February 1, 1899, Dr. A. Austin Pearre, Sr., a founder of the Frederick
County Heart Association and a practicing physician in Frederick for more
than 52 years, was born. He died July 21, 1979, at his Upper College Terrace
home in Frederick and was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
On February 1, 1904, the Walkersville Savings Bank opened for business with
C. M. Thomas as president.
On February 1, 1911, The Historical Society of Frederick County was
On February 1, 1916, The News, published by The Great Southern Printing and
Manufacturing Company, purchased The Frederick Post.
On February 1, 1955, Philip's Delight School, Frederick County's last
one-room school for white students, closed. It was located in the Catoctin
Mountains, six miles west of Thurmont.
On February 1, 1960, Frederick Mayor Jacob R. Ramsburg announced that a gift
from Dr. and Mrs. John T. King, Jr., of Baltimore, would allow the city to
illuminate the city's famous "Clustered Spires." Mrs. King was the former
Charlotte Baker, daughter of Holmes D. Baker, and granddaughter of
"Frederick's First Citizen" - Joseph Dill Baker.
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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