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From: "John Ashbury" <>
Subject: [MDFR] History Moment
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2000 09:50:44 -0400

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

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

On April 2, 1854, Joseph Dill Baker, who became
known as "Frederick's First Citizen," was born in

On April 2, 1891, Frederick Brick Works, Inc., was
founded. D. C. Winebrenner was the first president of
the board of directors. Clarence C. Carty bought the
first 50 shares of stock.

On April 2, 1941, ground was broken in Baker Park for
the Joseph Dill Baker Memorial Tower and Carillon.

If anyone can add information to these History Moments,
please contact me privately.

John W. Ashbury
Walkersville, MD 21793

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