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Railroad Dollars: The Macon and Brunswick Railroad

railroad dollarRailroad Dollar During the 1860s the railroad printed its own dollar as a means of the payment of wages. Male railroad workers were paid between $1 and $5 per day. Immigrants were paid the lowest amount. During 1922 it was reported that the railroads did a large volume of business on a narrow traffic margin.

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