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March 1938

March 1938

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In March 1938, Citizens’ Service Exchange members Linwood F. Jones (left) and Daniel Evans engaged one of the numerous duties – cutting fuel for wood – for which members were paid in scrip instead of money. Richmond had one of the first such self-help cooperatives in the country – first lady Eleanor Roosevelt even wrote an article in the Rotarian about Richmond’s program. Scrip was used for food, clothing and other necessities, and in 1938, members logged more than 211,000 hours of work.


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