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Gillette histories - Gillette News Record: In Our Past

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Jan. 28, 2013

Posted: Monday, January 28, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 12:00 pm, Tue Nov 5, 2013.

From the Jan. 1, 1948 News Record:

A few weeks ago the News-Record published the fact that it had been the recipient of a $1,000 bill from the Rev. H.G. Hallock in Shanghai, China, but it seems that was only the beginning! This week’s mail brought a note from U.S. Archibald of the Pine Tree ranch which went something like this: “Sometime ago we noticed an article in your paper about someone donating you a $1,000 dollar bill and was very amused at the pep it seemed to give the editor. Now if it is still open season on donations the Pine Tree ranch would like to contribute and hope you will accept it in the same spirit it is given. Here it is, a $100,000 bill ... now we sincerely hope receiving a bill like this you will not stop publication of the News-Record. “P.S. A relic from World War I ... the fruits of inflation!” The bill is a German mark in the 100,000 denomination and wouldn’t go far toward getting even one of those bucks Archibald has about his ranch. This currency became valueless after the first world war, so consequently in the face of his generosity we will still continue to work for a living.

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