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GOLD FEVER AND THE BECHTLER MINT

Using Raw Gold for Bartering

  • Aired: 10/02/2012
  • 02:26
  • Rating: NR
Historians Robin Lattimore and Harry Watson, Historic Sites Curator Richard Knapp, and Bechtler House owner Lynn Padgett describe how raw gold was used in bartering for merchandise in small North Carolina towns like Rutherfordton, in the 1800s, before hard currency became more readily available.
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