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Civil War Vets Plan Trip to Virginia

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The Summit Herald of March 24, 1906 reported that Common Council considered bids to install concrete sidewalks on Mountain Ave. and Waldron Ave. Dr. A.H. Tuttle, pastor of the Summit Methodist Episcopal Church, sent another letter about his three-month pilgrimage to the Holy Land. He detailed his experiences in Algiers and Malta: meeting Bedouins, visiting mosques, and attending Carnival in Valetta. Veterans of the Fifteenth Regiment of the New Jersey Volunteers planned a different sort of pilgrimage, travelling to visit the battlefields of Virginia where they fought during the Civil War. Local residents were warned that a 10-year-old girl was fraudulently soliciting donations for the Fresh Air & Convalescent Home and the Arthur Home for Destitute Boys. In the “Wanted” column, Mrs. Larson’s Agency advertised a Swedish young man wanting a position as coachman or general work about gentleman’s place, and a Swedish girl wishing a position as cook and laundress. R.H.W. wanted a boy aged 14-15 to work in a store.

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

Rabid Dog

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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.

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

Summit Red Cross at World's Fair

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The Summit Herald of March 10, 1939 reported that the Summit chapter of the Red Cross was honored by being chosen to participate in the upcoming World’s Fair. The Summit Public Library had a colorful display of gardening books and magazines to celebrate Garden Book Week. The JCP&L cooking column suggested recipes to make vegetables more interesting, including Turnips Newburg, French Fried Pepper Rings, and Creamed Onions with Brazil Nuts. Three people were arrested by a night patrolman for stealing newly planted shrubs from private property.

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