We recently published an image of a maverick piece of scrip provided by Dennis Schafluetzel. Several E-Sylum readers have pitched in to help determine where the note originated. It looks like the mystery has now been solved. Thanks, everyone! -Editor
Wendell Wolka writes:
I think we can definitively say that the Frank's Restaurant maverick is, in fact, from Lafayette, Indiana. Reuben H. Frank is listed in the 1862-63 Lafayette, Indiana City directory as a saloon and restaurant proprietor. The restaurant was located at the corner of Columbia and North 5th Streets in downtown Lafayette. Prior to this business exposure, Reuben had been a dealer in animal hides. The next time you take Indiana 26 through Lafayette to a Purdue football or basketball game, you'll pass right by the site, about four blocks before you cross the Wabash River into West Lafayette.
Tom Carson of Chattanooga, Tennessee adds:
Maverick Notes are fun. I have an article in the November/December issue of Paper Money titled Give Tennessee Back Her Notes. In the article I take back several notes to Tennessee from Michigan, Ohio and North Carolina. I give back notes to Kentucky, Pennsylvania and New York. It looks like we need an addenda to give one to Indiana.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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