Rare Civil War Note Back in Valparaiso, Indiana, After 150 Years

Posted by admin on Jun 7, 2012

A historical bit of American currency will be one of the items on display at a reception Sunday at the Porter County Museum in Valparaiso, Indiana.

The reception is being held exactly 150 years after the 25-cent scrip was issued by Molbay Carr, who operated a stagecoach line between Valparaiso and what became Chesterton. The substitute currency is believed to be one of only five like it still in existence, and it was printed in Valparaiso, not by the federal government.

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