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From: "John Ashbury" <>
Subject: [MDFR] History Moment - 9-28-11
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2011 05:32:05 -0400


On September 28, 1786, Philip Rodenspiller signed a deed for a parcel of
land in Middletown to Jacob Sagaser, of the Reformed Church and to Michael
Troutman of the Lutheran Church, for the purpose of erecting a combined
church for the two faiths. The parishes operated together for 66 years.



On September 28, 1805, Dr. Charles Worthington Johnson, the son of Baker
Johnson and father of Confederate General Bradley T. Johnson, was born in
Frederick. He died in 1883.



On September 28, 1829, a circus displayed the bones of a mastodon at the
Frederick County Courthouse.



On September 28, 1897, Cpl. Alexander Scott, of Company D, 10th Vermont
Infantry, was awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions at The
Battle of Monocacy on July 9, 1862. His citation reads: "Under a very heavy
fire of the enemy saved the national flag of his regiment from capture."



On September 28, 1920, nearly 4,000 Frederick County women registered to
vote for the first time.



On September 28, 1921, drilling for oil began in Thurmont at the end of Main
Street on the property of C. C. Merritt. The company was called the Annie
Laura Oil and Gas Company.



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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