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From: "John Ashbury" <>
Subject: [MDFR] History Moment - 2-17-12
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 06:08:05 -0500


On February 17, 1824, Manassas Jacob Grove, a pioneer in the development of
processes for creating lime for fertilizer from limestone, was born in
Middletown. He died February 2, 1907, at his home in Lime Kiln.



On February 17, 1857, James Diggs, a free Negro, was found stabbed and
beaten to death in a field belonging to Upton Worthington near Urbana.
Philip Hawkins was later arrested, convicted and hanged (January 29, 1858)
for the murder.



On February 17, 1942, traffic on the Old Jug Bridge east of Frederick was
limited by the State Roads Commission due to deterioration of the 1808 stone
bridge.



On February 17, 1948, the only house ever built on Carter Street (which was
just west of East Street and north of East Patrick Street) was moved to a
lot at 242 East Second Street.



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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