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From the Director -- August 2018

Whether you are new to Summit or a long-time resident, knowing the history of your community and its landmarks ties you more closely to your home town. You can start your journey into Summit's history right on the library website. Did you know that Summit was originally called Dutchman's Gap and its hills served as a lookout during the Revolutionary War? Colonial soldiers stationed at Hobart Gap watched the New York harbor and built a fire in a log pyramid to signal George Washington in Morristown. These facts and more are available in Buildings of Summit Past & Present, a booklet written by the Summit Historical Society in 2008 and available both on our website and in the library.