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Baseball Team for Summit

cadillacIt's Throwback Thursday!

The Summit Herald of February 25, 1905 reported that the Summit Athletic Association planned to start a baseball team which would be part of the newly-formed Lackawanna League, along with Morristown-Chatham, Dover, Orange, Phillipsburg, and Stroudsburg. A new side-entrance Cadillac was advertised for $950. Work began on a tunnel under the Hudson River to connect Jersey City with New York. The Central Railroad of New Jersey advertised its luxurious Blue Star Line trains between New York and Washington for any locals planning to travel to President Roosevelt's inauguration.

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

Mother Jones to Speak in Summit

porto ricoIt’s Throwback Thursday!

The Summit Record of February 18, 1916 reported that Council discussed the problem of delinquent taxpayers. Most of the offenders had neglected to pay the $1 poll tax owed by every adult male resident. The Summit High School basketball team defeated Dover 25-22, but the debate team lost to Chatham 1-2. Labor agitator Mother Jones, “the most hated and most loved” woman in America, was scheduled to lecture at All Soul’s Church in Summit. The Summit Library announced a new exhibit to open on Washington’s Birthday, commemorating 100 years of peace between the U.S. and Great Britain. Locals wanting to escape the northern winter could book a round-trip passage on a steamer ship to Jacksonville, Florida for $43.30, or take a 16-day cruise to tropical Porto Rico for $94.50.

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

Recipes for Lent

valentinesIt’s Throwback Thursday!

The Summit Herald of February 11, 1936 reported that the tail end of a blizzard left five inches of snow on the streets of Summit. Summit Hardware & Paint advertised snow shovels for 59¢ and ice-scrapers for 39¢. A local man was arrested and held on $1000 bail for a “stick-up” in a dark alley that netted him $2. The home economics expert at the local PSE&G office held a free cooking class on cooking in Lent. The sample menu included: grapefruit appetizer, Duchess potatoes, baked stuffed onions, scalloped tomatoes, planked blue fish, molded pineapple and cucumber salad, and lemon refrigerator cake. The Roth-Strand Theatre was showing “Sylvia Scarlet”, starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. The Summit High School hockey team skated against Millburn at Briant Pond, defeating them 4-0.

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