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Counterfeiters' Hide Out

 
 
Counterfeiters' Hide Out Marker image. Click for full size.
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

 
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.
 
Also see . . .  Counterfitters' Hide Out (Fairhaven.com). "Three machinists worked after hours producing $5 and $10 pieces which they passed
Counterfeiters' Hide Out Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 9, 2019
2. Counterfeiters' Hide Out Marker - wide view
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." (Submitted on October 11, 2019.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 11, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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