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From: "John Ashbury" <>
Subject: [MDFR] History Moment - 12-5-06
Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2006 06:20:34 -0500


On December 5, 1753, Daniel Dulany, credited with founding Frederick Towne,
died in Annapolis.



On December 5, 1938, Edward Schley Delaplaine, a Frederick native and son of
the founder of The News (Frederick's first daily newspaper), and a lawyer
and historian, was sworn in as Chief Judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit and
as an associate judge of The Maryland Court of Appeals. He was appointed by
Maryland Governor Harry W. Nice.



On December 5, 1950, an announcement was made of the gift to the Episcopal
Diocese of Maryland of the 290-acre property on which The Buckingham School
operated from 1898 to 1944 south of Buckeystown. The Baker family controlled
the school from its inception and made the gift to the church. It then
became the Clagett Diocesan Center. Part of the property has now been
developed as Buckingham's Choice, a retirement community.



On December 5, 1972, former Eisenhower Administration Agriculture Secretary
Ezra Taft Benson dedicated the new Mormon Church on Yellow Springs Pike near
Frederick.



On December 5, 1975, Frederick City's first parking deck, on East Church
Street where the old Calvary Methodist Church stood until 1930, was opened
to the public. The cost was $1.3 million.



On December 5, 1993, Edna Bowie Dykes, a longtime Frederick County teacher
and one of the founders of The Esther Grinage Kindergarten for Negro
children in 1937, died at age 90.



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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