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Mother Jones to Speak in Summit

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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

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).

The Library has a searchable database of local historical newspapers. Search or browse at: