The Priceless Value of Fifty-Four Cents


Fifty-four cents Eight coins. One quarter, two dimes, a nickel and four pennies. Fifty-four cents placed in a leather change purse over a century ago in 1918, enough to purchase a pound of round steak, a pound of wheat bread and a quart of milk. The tarnished coins are now...

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52 Weeks: #2 Carl Oskar Anderson


“Masked Men Rob Passenger Train, near Erie., Pa., Friday Night – Mail Clerk Dying, Conductor Hurt.”   So read the front page of the Sandusky Register on Saturday, July 1st, 1911. In fact, similar headlines appeared in newspapers across America over the weekend, the associated press broadcasting the story across...

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