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Overlook Hospital Opens

fall fashionThe Summit Herald of September 29, 1906 reported that over 1000 people attended the opening of the newly-built Overlook Hospital, which was 3 stories high and would accommodate 30 patients. Mr. James Wagner offered a $5 reward for his lost collie. An ostrich breeder from Florida was arrested for driving an ostrich (hitched to a lightweight cart) in New York’s Central Park without permission from the Parks Department. In Summit’s fiercely fought primary election, “regular Republicans” won over “Colbyites” (followers of dissident Republican Everett Colby). Bartlett’s Great American Band and Vaudeville (25 musicians! 25 artists!) was coming to perform in Summit at Colonial Hall. The Governor of Georgia called in the state militia into Atlanta to stop mob violence against African Americans.

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