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Rabid Dog

hotcrossIt’s Throwback Thursday!

The Summit Herald of March 17, 1921 reported that Common Council approved raising $400,000 to build a new high school on Maple Street. Council also approved the installation of a telephone in the home of Police Sergeant John Sheridan. Two young boys were bitten by a rabid dog on Chestnut Avenue. The dog was shot by a policeman, and the boys were taken to the Pasteur Institute in Newark for treatment. Aunt Prudence’s cooking column included recipes for chocolate-dipped candy eggs and hot cross buns. The Summit High School girls’ basketball team was scheduled to play against Montclair Normal School (teachers college) at Brayton. The paper noted that the Summit team had not lost a game on their home court in 6 years. A five-piece orchestra was on hand to play music for dancing after the game.

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