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Summit, NJ 07901
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The Summit Herald of April 28, 1925 reported that a truck with a suspicious driver was stopped in town by a police officer. The driver claimed the 6 barrels in the truck contained legal "near beer", but the officer replied, "Don't you believe it, Chief, that's high power stuff." An exterminator hired by the Board of Health eliminated 300 to 400 rats during his first week's work. In the classified ads, lost items included $15 in bills and a gray squirrel neckpiece, while someone found a large tan dog. In celebration of Boy's Week, a local Scoutmaster organized a hike for boys to Feltville Lake, accompanied by former missionary H.K.W. Kumm, who promised to tell stories around the campfire of his adventures in Africa.

The Library has a searchable database of local historical newspapers. Search or browse at:
http://www.digifind-it.com/summit/home.php