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Chestnuts were once such a huge part of life in America’s Appalachia region, they were used as a form of currency





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  • Chestnuts were once an important part of Appalachian history.
  • The chestnut tree dominated the Appalachian region — one Virginia county alone exported 160,000 pounds of chestnuts in 1910.
  • They were such a big part of life in the Appalachia, they were used as currency.
  • According to historians, children would gather nuts to buy shoes for school, and adults would use chestnuts to pay property taxes.
  • Country store owners would then sell them to produce wholesalers to distribute the chestnuts to cities in the Northeast US like Philadelphia and New York.

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Source:: BusinessInsider.Com

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