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Title: West Lebanon Enterprise
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A project is now on foot, to build a gravel road from West Lebanon to Walnut Grove.--This is peculiarly a West Lebanon enterprise, and her citizens have taken hold of the work in real earnest, and have worked like determined men. Already they have subscribed the required amount of $800 per mile, and will petition the board of Commissioners at their March term, for the right of way. In this week's paper they have an advertisement for a meeting of the subscribers at West Lebanon, on the 20th inst., (which see,) for the purpose of making the neccesary preliminary arrangements.

We have good reason to believe that this contemplated road will be made. At West Lebanon they don't do business on the halves. They are not afraid to invest in improvements. If the citizens of Williamsport would have a little more "get up" about them, our town would also "bristle up" a little, and might be made a little more of a place. We undertook to build a gravel road here, last fall, from Wilkins Hotel to the Railroad Station. It "fizzled out." So does every thing we undertake to do here. If the present state of affairs continue here for five years longer, it will be impossible to give away our best property.--Bats, rats, moles, and owls will take possession of our business rooms, and we will be non est. If our citizens had a little of the grit of our friends at Lebanon and go at once to work we might retain the county seat, but unless we do go to work in downright earnest, West Lebanon will be the county seat of Warren sure as the sun shines.

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Date: 2/4/1869
Origin: Warren Republican
Record ID: 00002091
Type: Periodical
Source Archive: Warren County Historical Society
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Clippings Scrapbooks
Entered By: Leslie J. Rice

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