During the period following the Civil War, Florida slowly regained her economic balance, and a few industries began to prosper in a moderate sort of way. The interior part of the lower peninsula was hampered by a shortage of currency, and many persons resorted to a barter system. The records kept by Fred N. Varn, who operated a store and tannery on his farm situated two miles from Fort Meade, illustrate this type of barter.
Varn, Fred N.
"Fred N. Varn's Account Book, 1869-1875,"
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