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On July 24, 1821, 1848 and 1868, floods of The Carroll Creek through Frederick occurred. During the flood in 1868, the original home of Barbara Fritchie was destroyed and had to be demolished.

On July 24, 1834, Richard Coale, who served as a ship’s surgeon during the Revolutionary War, and who built a Roman Catholic Church at his own expense in Libertytown, died there.

On July 24, 1903, the Citizens Savings Bank of Thurmont was incorporated.

On July 24, 1942, a temporary bridge over the Monocacy River on U. S. 40 east of Frederick was opened to traffic. It replaced the old (1808) stone Jug Bridge part of which collapsed into the river on March 3.

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