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Fascinating Finds at the Archives

At a county records center you expect to find Common Pleas, Probate, and Clerk of Courts records.  While these types of records are interesting on their own, hidden treasures lurk within the files.  Below are a few fascinating finds discovered by intern Tori Roberts while processing records this summer.

A $5 bill from September, 1819.

A $5 bill from September, 1819.

Customer testimonies for Dr. Bateman's Pectoral Drops.

Customer testimonies for Dr. Bateman’s Pectoral Drops, made mostly with opium.

Poem that bound together Catherine Thompson's estate inventory list.

Poem that bound together Catherine Thompson’s estate inventory list.

Poem that bound together Jacob Christman's estate inventory list.

Poem that bound together Jacob Christman’s estate inventory list.

Phonetic Longhand Letter Paper from 1852.

Phonetic Longhand Letter Paper from 1852.

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