Washington Town Brings Back Wooden Money Used in The Depression

A town in Washington is using a creative solution to help local businesses survive the pandemic by printing their own money.

Tenino, a town of less than two-thousand people, is making 25-dollar wooden bills.

Anyone with a documented loss of income as a result of the pandemic is eligible for up to 300-dollars a month of the local currency to use at local businesses on the town’s Main Street.

This isn’t the first time the town has printed their own money, they used this tactic to boost business in during the Great Depression.

They’re even using the same wooden printing press they still had tucked away.

It hadn’t been used in 88 years.