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From: "John Ashbury" <>
Subject: [MDFR] History Moment
Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2000 08:50:03 -0400
On August 3, 1840, Sgt. Lawrence Everhart was buried in
Middletown. He saved Col. William Washington at the
Battle of Cowpens and carried a wounded Lafayette from the
Brandywine Battlefield during the American Revolution.
He was born May 6, 1755, in Germany.
On August 3, 1868, a Steiner child, never identified in
local news accounts, was given a prescription by a local
druggist which contained arsenic. She later died. The
druggist was held harmless because the child's brother had
picked up the wrong prescription at the drug store counter.
On August 3, 1941, Louis C. Etchison, judge of The
Orphans Court and son of the founder of The Etchison
Funeral Home, died at Frederick City Hospital. He was
also an ardent sportsman and naturalist, and was the
county's first game warden.
On August 3, 1974, Richard M. Nixon began a weekend
stay at Camp David near Thurmont just days before he
resigned his presidency.
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
Walkersville, MD 21793
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