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Barbara
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Posted 03/26/07 - 21:15:12:

Just a fun fact - According to MeasuringWorth.com, $101.48 in the year 2006 has the same "purchase power" as $6 in the year 1798.
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Posted 03/27/07 - 06:41:21:

Barbara - Thanks for the info. It is always interesting to look at pricing schemes from another era. It gives us a general idea of the relative value of things. That same edition of the Maryland Herald (Jan 4, 1798) had an ad for land in Tennessee with a sale price of 75 cents an acre! So the $6 reward could have purchased 8 acres. Incredible! Susan
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