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"Scrip (sometimes called chit) is a term for any substitute for legal tender and is often a form of credit" - so reads the Wikipedia definition for those items that served as currency in those portions of the U.S. where the bucks were most scarce. If you've been looking for an article that showed that not every American had faith and hope in the "economic genius" of FDR and his Brain Trust - you found it.

The attached news column tells a scrip story from the early Thirties - the type of tale that was most common on the frontier in days of old.

CLICK HERE to read about African-Americans during the Great Depression.

Click here to read about the first 100 days of the Roosevelt administration.

CLICK HERE to read additional primary source articles about the Great Depression...

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The Era of Bartering (Pathfinder Magazine, 1934)

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