BRIAN FUL­TON’S DAY IN HIS­TORY: 100 YEARS AGO

The Times-Tribune - - Local - BRIAN FUL­TON, li­brary man­ager, over­sees The Times-Tri­bune’s ex­pan­sive dig­i­tal and pa­per archives and is an author­ity on lo­cal his­tory. Con­tact Brian at bful­ton@ timessham­rock.com or 570-348-9140.

A new home for zoo an­i­mals

The 25 an­i­mals at the Nay Aug Park Zoo were moved into their newly con­structed ac­com­mo­da­tions at the park. The new H-shaped build­ing cost the city $16,000. The build­ing was not heated, but park of­fi­cials said two stoves would be placed in­side to keep the an­i­mals warm dur­ing the win­ter. The city planned to in­stall per­ma­nent heat­ing when funds be­came avail­able.

Voter reg­is­tra­tion may beat 1913

With the pri­mary elec­tion slated for Sept. 19, the voter reg­is­tra­tion com­mis­sion of Lack­awanna County re­leased the pre­lim­i­nary num­bers on peo­ple who reg­is­tered to vote in Scran­ton. With fig­ures from 58 of the 69 vot­ing dis­tricts, 19,286 peo­ple reg­is­tered. The party break­down: Repub­li­can, 13,060; Demo­crat, 5,769; Washington (or Pro­gres­sive), 1; Pro­hi­bi­tion, 142; So­cial­ist, 101; and Non­com­mit­tal, 213.

In the elec­tion of 1913, only 20,699 peo­ple reg­is­tered to vote. Com­mis­sion of­fi­cials felt that once the re­main­ing 11 vot­ing dis­tricts were tab­u­lated, the 1913 to­tal would be eclipsed.

City Bi­cy­cle Club holds clam­bake

Mem­bers of the Scran­ton Bi­cy­cle Club en­joyed an af­ter­noon of food and games at Ford’s Pond near Clarks Sum­mit. The din­ner was pre­pared over hot stones and served to guests along the shore of the pond.

Game win­ners in­cluded For­est Decker, first place, 100-yard dash; E.A. Fuller, first place, pipe race; H.S. Sea­mans, first place, sack race; and Dr. E.B. Lecher, first place, nail-driv­ing race.

The Scran­ton Times, Sept. 17, 1917

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