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Overlook Hospital Opens

fall fashionThe Summit Herald of September 29, 1906 reported that over 1000 people attended the opening of the newly-built Overlook Hospital, which was 3 stories high and would accommodate 30 patients. Mr. James Wagner offered a $5 reward for his lost collie. An ostrich breeder from Florida was arrested for driving an ostrich (hitched to a lightweight cart) in New York’s Central Park without permission from the Parks Department. In Summit’s fiercely fought primary election, “regular Republicans” won over “Colbyites” (followers of dissident Republican Everett Colby). Bartlett’s Great American Band and Vaudeville (25 musicians! 25 artists!) was coming to perform in Summit at Colonial Hall. The Governor of Georgia called in the state militia into Atlanta to stop mob violence against African Americans.

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

steamerThe Summit Herald of September 22, 1941 reported that a fire broke out in a supply closet at the Central Junior High School. Fortunately, students had already left the building, and the blaze was quickly brought under control by a custodian with a fire extinguisher. Mr. Roland Beattie of Mountain Avenue was dealing with the gasoline shortage by driving a 1909 Stanley Steamer, which ran on steam created by a kerosene burner. The Strand Theatre was showing “Aloma of the South Seas”, a romantic adventure starring Dorothy Lamour and Jon Hall. At a shipyard in Rockland, Maine, Summit resident Miss Louise Dey officially launched a minesweeper, the USS Summit, named after this city.

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

Hurricane Devastates Galveston

axelgreaseThe Summit Herald of September 15, 1900 reported on the college plans of recent graduates of Summit High School. The class of 1900 contained 8 people. The hurricane that struck Galveston, Texas, was estimated to have killed at least 5,000 people, and left more than 15,000 homeless. Burglars entered the home of Frank A. Wright and removed two drawers of silverware valued at $50. Miss Faith Ripley of Minneapolis married Mr. Howard Atterbury of Summit at the U.S. Legation in Buenos Ayres, where the groom was working for the International Paper Co. President McKinley accepted the nomination as Republican candidate to run against William Jennings Bryan in the upcoming election. 

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