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Civil War Vets Plan Trip to Virginia

ashIt’s Throwback Thursday!

The Summit Herald of March 24, 1906 reported that Common Council considered bids to install concrete sidewalks on Mountain Ave. and Waldron Ave. Dr. A.H. Tuttle, pastor of the Summit Methodist Episcopal Church, sent another letter about his three-month pilgrimage to the Holy Land. He detailed his experiences in Algiers and Malta: meeting Bedouins, visiting mosques, and attending Carnival in Valetta. Veterans of the Fifteenth Regiment of the New Jersey Volunteers planned a different sort of pilgrimage, travelling to visit the battlefields of Virginia where they fought during the Civil War. Local residents were warned that a 10-year-old girl was fraudulently soliciting donations for the Fresh Air & Convalescent Home and the Arthur Home for Destitute Boys. In the “Wanted” column, Mrs. Larson’s Agency advertised a Swedish young man wanting a position as coachman or general work about gentleman’s place, and a Swedish girl wishing a position as cook and laundress. R.H.W. wanted a boy aged 14-15 to work in a store.

The Library has a searchable database of local historical newspapers. Search or browse at:
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