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New Orleans Mint Takeover

The ability to issue money is one of the major acts to legitimize any nation.  For the short-lived Confederate States of America, a fully operating mint had already been in operation since 1838. January 26, 1861 Louisiana’s secession from the … Continue reading

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Happy Pecan Pie Day

I wondered why on Earth would anybody want to schedule any kind of pie day in July.  Certainly, the last thing I feel like doing on a muggy summer day is baking anything. Even odder is to bake one of … Continue reading

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