Thursday, September 20, 2012

September 20 - A banking crisis in 1873

September 20 - A banking crisis today in 1873 closed the New York Stock Exchange for the first time. Research financial records such as those of the New York Emigrant Savings Bank <> and the Freedman's Bank. (You can search a CD of Freedman's Bank records free at FHCs, or order it for $6.50 from 800-537-5971 or FamilySearch—click Order/Download Products, then Software & Databases, then Miscellaneous Databases.)

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