November 3, 2003
Linda Cottin, owner of Cottin's Hardware, and her REAL dollar stash
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Lawrence's local currency flirts with extinction
Three years ago, Dennis "Boog" Highberger and his band of merry activists embarked on one of the greatest experiments in Lawrence's brief history. The idea was to print and distribute a local currency, organize a non-profit agency to oversee the project, convince local businesses to accept the new bills and motivate the public to trade in their Benjamin bills for Burroughs bucks.