75 Maple Street
Summit, NJ 07901


(908) 273 0350


Electric Lights Brighten the New Year

general nogi

The Summit Herald of January 7, 1905 reported on Mayor George Wilcox’s annual message to Common Council, which included a recommendation for the City to purchase horses to pull street-sprinkling carts. The Fortnightly Club’s New Year’s reception at Association Hall was brilliantly lit by the new electric bulbs in the ceiling. Congress tackled the issue of statehood for Arizona and New Mexico. Several hundred quail from “Indian Territory” were released in Union County to provide game for hunters in the coming years. Miss Blake advertised her services as a private tutor in English, mathematics, and Latin at $2 per hour. Russian troops at Port Arthur surrendered to the Japanese commanded by General Nogi.

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