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Bellingham in Whatcom County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Counterfeiters' Hide Out

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 9, 2019
1. Counterfeiters' Hide Out Marker
Inscription.  
Counterfeiters' Hide Out
1905
$5 and $10 dollar pieces passed in saloons on weekends

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1905.
 
Location. 48° 43.223′ N, 122° 30.212′ W. Marker is in Bellingham, Washington, in Whatcom County. Marker is on 11th Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1210 11th Street, Bellingham WA 98225, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town Pillory (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Longhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles X. Larrabee (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairhaven Canning Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Legacy of Byron Elmendorf (approx. 0.4 miles away); It Takes A Community (approx. 0.4 miles away); Washington State's Oldest Brick Building (approx. 2˝ miles away); Pickett Bridge (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bellingham.
 
More about this marker. The marker is embedded in the sidewalk and is easy to miss.
 
Regarding Counterfeiters' Hide Out. "Three machinists worked after hours producing
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 9, 2019
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$5 and $10 pieces which they passed in the crowded saloons on weekends. They swore that any squealer would be killed but, since they all squealed in the end, they agreed that it might be better to call off the agreement and do their time — ten years each."
 
Also see . . .  Fairhaven Village historic markers. Reachfar blog entry (Submitted on April 10, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 11, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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