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Letter from Puerto Rico

corsetsThe Summit Herald of November 19, 1898 published a letter from Summit resident Francis Lawton, stationed in Puerto Rico during the Spanish American War. Lawton described exploring the dark, secret passageways of Morro Castle after its capture from the Spanish. The Summit Bowling Club played against a Newark team on the alleys of the Hotel Beechwood, defeating them 2-1. Cables for the New York and New Jersey Telephone Co. were delivered to be laid underground on Maple Street.

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

First Vote at 94

lunchThe Summit Herald of November 5, 1920 reported that 94-year-old Miss Emmaline Bonnel cast her first vote ever in the first presidential election following the passage of the 19th Amendment. The Lyric Theatre showed “Turning the Tables” with silent film star Dorothy Gish. Auto dealer R.M. Collin offered a 2-passenger Studebaker roadster for $1750.

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

How to Use a Voting Machine

cadillac1904The Summit Herald of October 29, 1904 reported all kinds of interesting local news. A front-page article explained how to use the newfangled mechanical voting machine in the upcoming presidential election (incumbent Theodore Roosevelt vs Alton B. Parker). Calvary Church held a consecration service in honor of the congregation’s centennial. Mr. & Mrs. John Kissock returned from a 10-day visit to Atlantic City. The price of milk rose to 8¢ per quart.

The Library has a searchable database of local historical newspapers. Visit it at:
http://www.summitlibrary.org/component/weblinks/…