If your community made its own money, what pictures would represent your

@writersedge (22579)
United States
October 28, 2008 6:27am CST
immediate area? What people, places, or things would be on it? Ours could be: Adirondack Mountains, Lake Champlain, Au Sable Chasm, deer, Hiawatha, Great Tree of Peace, deer, red-tailed hawk or osprey, at least one Iron Mine, at least one quarry, Merkels (a now defunked but longest running local store), Mr. and Mrs. Miner (they had lots of money, they funded our only hospital being build, some of the damns, one school, and a farm that is specifically for trying to create disease resistant plants and animals, but they aren't into any of that gene splicing stuff, just the stuff that has its own genetic difference to resist stuff), maybe cows or a cornfield. I think I've listed everything in my Adirondack area that we could use. Some communities do make and print their own money in addition to the using their national money.
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@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
1 Nov 08
maltese euro coins - maltese community choose local sites on the euro coins
The Maltese community had the opportunity to choose their own pictures for the euro, when we did the euro conversion from the Maltese lira last January. We choose the cross of St john and an image of neolithic temple on our coins. Please see details on the pictures attached. © ronaldinu 2008
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
28 Oct 08
That is easy, Dragons and water, boats and trees..Some communities make their own money? Real money? How can they do that, wouldn't that be illegal?
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
29 Oct 08
Dragons, why dragons? Reminds me, should have written the Lake Champlain Monster called, "Champ or Champy," by us locals.
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• United States
29 Oct 08
That is interesting, I didn't know NY ran out of money, and that they printed their own money..As for the dragons, this place is named for old Nortic places..Our streets are named that too, Old Norseman, St. Olaf, Valhalla..And there are dragons in the front entrance..And they even have a dragons club..
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
29 Oct 08
Wow! That's cool. St. Olaf, I hear some Norse stuff when the radio commedian Garrison Keiler talks. I love him. He's so much fun to listen to. Hope you get a chance to check out the Ithaca Hours sites. Esp. to see if your state is listed and if even one place has local currency in your area or even a neighboring state. We have 3 local currencies in NY and there are three in VT plus one near us in Canada. Take care
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@ElicBxn (60763)
• United States
29 Oct 08
Well, this being Austin Texas, we could do Willie Nelson, Jimmy Ray Vaughn, bats, armadillos, the UT tower (where Whitman did his shooting spree), the 360 suspension bridge, cactus, Treaty Oak (before or after the poisoning), O Henry, any of the Texas presidents or govenors, Mt Bonnell, Barton Springs pool, the Congress Ave bridge (where the bats roost), bald eagles (yeah, they are up on Lake Buchanan, but that's only up the Colorado River from us), the mocking bird (state bird), the pecan and/or with the tree. Quarries are hardly worth it, we have a lot around here, used to have some that are now defunct but inside town now to give you an idea how many there were/are. There's lots of there stuff, the Barton Springs salamander for example, only found in Barton creek (I think.) Austin may not be as OLD as Ithica, but its been busy!
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
29 Oct 08
I think in some ways, Austin is older. Both areas at Native American groups that can be traced back really far, I think. Since members would have to vote on it, the shooting spree one would probably not make it, but the rest would, I bet. Funny how each area has their own salamander. Ithaca has its own and you have yours. Must be they mutate to their environment over time. We have a Blue Stone Quarry. Vermont has a granite one. Some places have a Marble one. I think the Iron Mine would be the biggest fight since there were many here. There is a place that has the oldest carnival horses still running known, the Redford picnic and they had a glass factory that hasn't been running in a long time, I think Redford glass. Plattsburgh used to manufactor a car, I think it's spelled Delaurie (Di laurie A). We would have lots of neat choses here. I think Willie Nelson, armadillos, the suspension bridge, cactus, the Lake would all get my votes. Thanks, your list is neat. Take care
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
29 Oct 08
Should be "had" Native American groups, not at.
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@ElicBxn (60763)
• United States
29 Oct 08
The UT tower - It just happened to be marred by the Whitman event in the 1960's
I think the UT tower would make it. It is a beloved landmark.
@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
29 Oct 08
I have heard of this happening in Europe where communities print their own money which is accepted by everyone in the community. They also exchange them for Euros when they go and buy stuff from other communities. I don't know if my community is sophisticated enough for this. Cheers!!
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
29 Oct 08
At least youv've heard of it, many here have not. I like how Ithaca, NY does it because they even make their money with a local plant, cat tails. Cool, huh? So if your community were to do that, what pictures would you hope would be on it to represent your area? Thanks and take care.