Ocala is steeped in lots of History, and David Cook a local Historian loves to tell about our history here. He is retired now, but was the Editor of the Star Banner for many years. I spoke with David today to get permission to post his articles that he writes each week on my blog for you to enjoy. Please feel free to make a comment at the end of the blog.
The Way It Was: Ocala organizes woman’s club to advocate monetary standard
The national controversy over a gold or silver monetary standard was a subject of a major debate in the Ocala Opera House, on the third floor of the Marion Block, center, during the 1896 presidential campaign. This scene is from about 1917. (Photo submitted by Herbert McNeal)
By David Cook
Published: Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 6:30 a.m.
The great national debate between a silver-based or a gold-based monetary standard reached down into Ocala in September 1896 and, of all things, brought about the creation of the town’s first woman’s club. To read the full story click here.
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