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Long Live the King!

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The Summit Herald of January 26, 1901 reported that the Summit Library was being heavily used, thanks to its expanded schedule—open every day except Wednesday and Sunday. The Summit YMCA celebrated its 14th anniversary with a special interdenominational  service at the Methodist Episcopal Church. In London, Edward VII was officially proclaimed king following the death of his mother, Queen Victoria. The British-American Association of Summit announced a memorial service for the late Queen to be held at Calvary Church.  News from Muskogee in Indian Territory indicated that the nearby town of Bristow was in danger of being attacked by an armed band of Creek Indians. Boarding-house owner George Massumian was fined $50 for the illegal sale of alcohol. In the classifieds, a “fine seamstress” wished to exchange six half-days of work for a place to live, and a colored man was looking for a position as a coachman.

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