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From: John(HI) (
Subject:         Re: $2 Bill
Date: November 26, 2005 at 3:39 pm PST

In Reply to: Re: $2 Bill posted by Keith on November 26, 2005 at 10:06 am:

In post-war San Diego, where the civilian populace and sailors were usually at odds (e.g., "No Dogs or Sailors Allowed" signs in some businesses)the Navy was paid in cash twice a month. To make the merchants aware of the beneficial and substantial economic impact of the Navy's presence there, the $2 bill was the primary currency sailors received in the pay line. (I suspect some of those $2 bills might even have been used to transact the same form of business as on River Street in Moosejaw).

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