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New High School?

king coalIt’s Throwback Thursday!

The Summit Record of January 21, 1916 reported on the controversial proposal of the Board of Education to build a new, expanded high school. Henry Shoemaker passed away a week before his 93rd birthday. He was a “Forty-Niner” who had sailed around Cape Horn to California in 1849 to join the gold rush, and later returned East with “considerable wealth”. The Wagner Decorating Company advertised that they only use their own house paint, made with “the best white lead and linseed oil”. The Lyric Theatre showed silent films starring Tyrone Power and Charlie Chaplin, as well as “the greatest novelty of the day: the human voice talking picture”.

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