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From: "John Ashbury" <>
Subject: [MDFR] History Moment - 12-20-06
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 05:52:39 -0500

On December 20, 1842, Father John Dubois, founder of Mount Saint Mary's
College and Seminary in Emmitsburg, died in New York City where he was a
Roman Catholic bishop. He was born in Paris on August 24, 1764.

On December 20, 1920, the last road tollgate in Maryland, on the Frederick
and Woodsboro Road between Frederick and the Monocacy River, was closed.
Miss Alice Zimmerman, toll collector for nearly 18 years, collected the last

On December 20, 1946, The Frederick News-Post carried an article revealing
that bobble birds, those glass figures that dipped their beaks into a
container of water, were being manufactured in Frederick.

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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