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50 Cent Scrip Note from the collections of the Worthington Historical Society (WHS) may be used for educational purposes as long as it is not altered in any way and proper credit is given: "Courtesy of the Worthington Historical Society, Worthington, OH." Prior written permission of the WHS is required for any other use of 50 Cent Scrip Note. Contact WHS at firstname.lastname@example.org to request permission.
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It was created on Monday, September 23, 1816.
This scrip worth 50 cents was issued by Ezra Griswold on September 23, 1816. Cash was in short supply on the frontier, and local businessmen like the Griswolds would issue their own currency, called "shinplasters", in small denominations.
Griswold, his wife Ruth, and six children settled in Worthington in 1803. His tavern, the Griswold Inn, was located on the northeast corner of the village square.
It was the center of village social life for many years. His son Ezra Jr. published the Franklin Chronicle on the premises.
It features the person Ezra Griswold, 1767-1822.
It covers the city Worthington.
You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.
This file was reformatted digital in the format video/jpeg2000.
The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 81-G-255.
The Worthington Memory identification code is whs0016_001.
This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on November 12, 2001. It was last updated October 6, 2017.