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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

New Building for Central Presbyterian Church

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The Summit Herald of February 4, 1905 reported that the congregation of the Central Presbyterian Church had voted unanimously to construct their new building on the corner of Maple St. and Morris Ave. The Summit YMCA celebrated its 18th anniversary. The world’s largest diamond (over 3,000 carats) was discovered in South Africa. The Lackawanna Railroad offered one-way tickets to California for $50 (four-day trip with one transfer).

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Summit Military Aviator Buried at Arlington

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The Summit Herald of January 28, 1941 reported that another 10 local men had been drafted for one year’s defense service, and were off to Fort Dix for training. Miss Anna Maguire was the first woman from Summit to enter military service in connection with the national defense program; she was headed to Fort Dix to serve as a nurse. The Summit Public Library was accepting book donations to send to Fort Dix. Former Summit resident Brigadier General Frederic E. Humphreys was buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. In 1909, he was the first U.S. Army officer to fly solo in a plane built for the army by the Wright Brothers. He had just 3 hours training with Wilbur Wright on the day before his solo flight.

Recipes from the county extension office included French Toasted Chicken Sandwiches. Mix minced chicken with onion juice, salt, pepper, and paprika. Spread on crustless slices of bread, dip in an egg-milk mixture and fry until golden brown on both sides.

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