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New Jersey Zinc Company renews its license for stills

Published April 29. 2010 05:00PM

It was a good day for the acquisitions report at the Palmerton Area Historical Society's April 12 meeting.

Among the many items received by acquisitions Chairman George Ashman were a meter from the West Plant donated by George Petrole, memoirs of the Palmerton class of 1926 written at its 50th anniversary, newspaper clippings about building the four-lane (Route 248), a photo of minuet dancers during a parade, the 30th anniversary program at Sacred Heart Church and a license for stills at New Jersey Zinc.

The stills produced two gallons of distilled water per day.

Secretary Betsy Burnhauser received a picture of the throw that is being woven for the society. It will be in two shades of blue and cream. The 50-by-70 inch throw has 15 historical pictures on it. She hopes to have a sample by the next meeting.

The wish list includes a wireless mic and a power point projector.

The May meeting will be a visit to a Hindu temple. People may car pool from the parking lot across from Hagar's Furniture. The group will be leaving promptly at 6 p.m. Attendees have to wear socks because shoes must be left outside.

There will be an explanation about Hinduism and a service followed by a refreshment period during which questions will be answered.

"It will be interesting to hear their philosophy," said Burnhauser.

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