A Summit Role in the American Revolution

by Arthur Cotterell

While there wasn't an area know as Summit during the American Revolution (Summit was not officially established until 1869) there is an area in present-day Summit which played a very important role in the conclusion of the War For Independence. The action at the area of the present-day Municipal Golf Course was the site of a hoax perpetrated by General George Washington which kept the British commander, General Sir Henry Clinton, headquartered in New Yourk City, fearful of possible moves by Washington.

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