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Title: Trip to Attica
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Dear Editor,

This letter is about a trip to Attica that Mother and I took from Tab in 1915. Saunders and his wife used to run the Tab Hotel were then running the Attica Hotel and they suggested to us a Sunday at the Attica Hotel.

My little brother and sister were still asleep and we did not wake my father because we thought he might say he was going to use our driving horse Daisy. We breakfasted quietly but as we drove west past the house father asked from the second story bedroom "Where are you going?" I answered by a cheerful goodbye and we trotted on to the Tab road and then east to the county road that led south to Attica.

I think that we passed Mudlavia where people took mud baths in the rich black mud of the springs. These mud bathjs were supposed to be good for lots of ills but especially for rheumatism the name by which arthritis was called.

Saunders and his bustling wife came from Saunders' saloon in the Union Stock Yards. He and father like to talk saloon incidents and also about freight car shipments of cattle from our farm to Chicago.

The day passed quickly because it had taken about three hours to get to Attica. There would be chores to do when we got home. Yes there still must be some chores to do even on corn and soybean farms.

Yours truly,
John Huling Jr.
435 Starin Rd.
Whitewater, WI 53190

Date: 4/25/1985
Origin: The Review Republican
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Record ID: 00002453
Type: Periodical
Source Archive: Warren County Historical Society
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Court House
Entered By: Amber M Knipe

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