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Why a Small Town in Washington State Is Still Printing Wooden Money

Throughout 1931, like most everywhere else, the small U.S. town of Tenino, Washington, found itself in the throes of the Great Depression. But it was an especially grim day in December of that year when the Citizens Bank of Tenino closed its doors after running completely out of money. Across the United States, the bank was just one of over 1,000 that closed in the fourth quarter of that year.
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