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The Talkies are Coming!

spring hatsIt’s Throwback Thursday!The Summit Herald of March 15, 1929 reported that the Hotel Suburban would have its grand opening the following day, with the public invited to admire the building a grounds, and to enjoy tea and music by the Stanley Orchestra. The newly-constructed apartment hotel [now the Grand Summit] had six acres of beautifully-landscaped grounds, including a nine-hole golf course. Rates (on the American plan, including meals) began at $35/week.

The annual Overlook Hospital ball was scheduled to be held at the Suburban in April. The proceeds of the ball (a dinner dance with cabaret) would go towards the purchase of a new ambulance.

Engineers and electricians were beginning work at the Roth-Strand Theatre to rewire the building for the equipment needed to show "talkies".

The Summit Raw Milk Dealers Association, a group of five local dairy farms, urged consumers to buy "health building and health preserving" raw milk from tuberculin-tested cows.

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

http://www.digifind-it.com/summit/home.php