The Train Depot Museum, Tenino.
Photo credit: City of Tenino
– “Tenino’s wooden money to be featured on Travel Channel series”
“The Train Depot Museum in Tenino will be featured in an episode of “Mysteries at the Museum” on the Travel Channel at 10 p.m. Thursday, July 12. Tenino’s wooden money dating back to the Great Depression will be featured alongside a segment on Jack the Ripper.”
“The city began printing the unusual currency after its bank closed in December 1931. Initially, it was meant as an IOU of sorts, but it soon became a sought-after financial alternative during the Depression,” by The Chronicle, Centralia, published in The Olympian.