Out of the Past: Scopus Was Once the Headquarters for Large Counterfeiting Operation

The June 26, 1891 edition of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat carried an extensive article about U.S. Marshals busting a rather large counterfeiting ring near the town of Scopus. Today Scopus is nothing more than a crossroads but until the closing of the old store there several years ago, used to be a gathering place for locals in the area. I have often wondered if it was ever a sizable town but according to the article, in 1891, it consisted mainly of a post-office.

Counterfeiting, Bollinger County, Missouri, Scopus, St. Louis Globe-Democrat June 26, 1891Counterfeiting, Bollinger County, Missouri, Scopus, St. Louis Globe-Democrat June 26, 1891 Fri, Jun 26, 1891 – 7 · St. Louis Globe-Democrat (St. Louis, Missouri) · Newspapers.com

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