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Title: West Lebanon
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On last Monday we paid a flying visit to West Lebanon, in this county, and was somewhat surprised at the thrift and enterprised there manifested. The location of the town is rather handsome, and very pleasant in a dry time. The citizens have, however, made partial provisions against mud, in a wet time, by plank side walks, a few more of which will enable them to go dry footed at all times of the year. It is doing quite a large trade. Mr. Tinkler' the warehouse man is an honorable and energetic man and always has money to pay for grain. The steam flouring mill was chuffing away, preparing food for the hungry.- There is one good hotel, two well filled dry goods stores, two hardware stores, three groceries, a boot and a shoe store, and two good drug stores which, in our brief stay, we did not notice. We believe they have a cabinet and furniture store. At the station there is a kept good lot of lumber and lime for sale.- There are some good mechanics in place.- The town has three good churches, all staunch and handsome buildings. Nor is this all. It boasts the best school building in the vounty, in which they doubtless have good schools.

The business rooms in Lebanon are new and good ones, the only objection to them is that they are composed of wooden material and are consequently more liable to be destroyed by fire. But it is quite likely that future improvements will be of brick. Dr. Fleming is building quite a good residence at the west side of town. We strolled down to the "old town" and called on our old friend John Ammerman who lives near by. He has built a new house, and lives snug as a bug on a rug. May he live a thousand years, and become "rich as a Jew."

Date: 8/26/1869
Origin: Warren Republican
Record ID: 00001623
Type: Periodical
Source Archive: Warren County Historical Society
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Clippings Scrapbook
Entered By: Amber M Knipe

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