Virus Outbreak One Good Thing Wooden Money

Jun 17, 2020

In this May 21, 2020 photo, Loren Ackerman cleans the ink plate of the 1890s-era press he uses to print wooden money in Tenino, Wash. In an effort to help residents and local merchants alike get through the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, the small town has issued wooden currency for residents to spend at local businesses, decades after it created a similar program during the Great Depression. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)