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Title: Tab, the "Enchanted Village"
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Submitted by Mr. & Mrs. Walter Salts
Taken from Attica Ledger-Tribune June 21, 1949

"Enchanged Village" is the title for a story that could be written about the little community in Warren County known as Tab. And you need only to talk with one man to visualize the spirit of contentment that permeates the community, a spirit that is entirely too lacking in America today. That man is Delbert Yeoman who operates the hardware store and lumber yard. He is associated with his brother, James Yeoman, in the Yeoman Lumber Company, with a yard also in Ambia. Delbert is a member of the Attica-Williamsport Rotary Club, the only respresentative of western Warren County. Standing in front of his place of business, a comodious store, with a well-arranged stock of merchandise, emblematic of a successful trade, Delbert gave a brieg resume of his career. And there was no concrete sidewalk or paved street in front of his store. And stood on soft grass, to the south an elevator, a few buildings in sight, but mostly blue sky and sunshine. Down the street is Delbert's home, with ample lawn, an attractive rock pile and plenty of shrubbery and flowers, in which, we suspect, Mrs. Delbert takes keen interest, from her conversation at a 'Ladies Night' dinner chiefly related to her work in her garden Delbert and his brother were in business in Ambia together when Tab came into being. A lumber yard seemed a good investment. James owned his home in Ambia so Delbert, who rented, moved to Tab, and established himself. "We're contented here," he said. "We can get to Danville and Lafayete and other nearby cities easily. We have all the modern conveniences and we're on the edge of the great outdoors. When business is slack I can run out to the farm and see how things are coming along. When the community prospers, business is good. I wouldn't trade places with anyone in the cities." The picture of contment. Run out to Tab some day and talk with this man.

Date: 4/1/1990
Origin: Backward Glances
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Record ID: 00000091
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
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Entered By: Amber M Knipe

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