Living next to the Fabros in 1930 was the George Drabic family. George must have been one of Tidewater’s earliest foreign workers as his son, Peter, was born in Union Bridge in 1911. According to the 1920 census, George’s paperwork to become a U.S. citizen was being processed. He and his oldest son, Mike, worked for Tidewater, probably earning enough as laborers for the family to survive. In contrast to most of Tidewater’s foreign workers, some of the Drabics, who came from an area now part of Poland, never left Carroll County for long once they settled here.