Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Archival Anecdotes: Change over time

Perhaps you remember the saying, "See a penny, pick it up. All day long you'll have good luck," but how many actually do this? After all, what can you buy with a penny these days? Or a nickel? Or dime for that matter?

In early years of the 20th century, coins had far more buying power, so it makes sense that there were a wide variety of coin cases and purses available at that time. The Eddy Co...