Our Town’s Birthday Celebration



Attending the Birthday Celebration, held on the OLD Court house steps, was enlightening. After the usual speeches we were treated to some historical information and then the owners of the Bechtler Mint donated the first Gold Dollar it made to the city. The Mint was established by Christopher Bechtler in 1831. It has the distinction of being the maker of the first American Gold coin. They made approximately $2.25 million dollars in gold coins; Ones, Fives and Tens. Today the value of the original gold dollar made the company was stated to be $9000. If you look at the picture it is very small about the size of today’s pennies.

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Grandee… that’s me Family is first and foremost to me. My husband and I are blessed with two children and their wonderful spouses who have given us five wonderful grand children. Hence my name “Grandee”… given to me by our daughter's first child.
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