Oregon Trails: Tokens

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KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — 150 years ago the United States was in the midst of a Civil War. Some called it the country’s second revolution, and it left permanent changes across the landscape, including the use of tokens.

Tokens also changed the way some merchants made change with their customers. In the video above, NewsWatch 12’s Ron Brown looks at how tokens helped make up for the shortage of coins in the cash registers of Oregon businessmen.