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Monopoly: 1955 by Barbara Crooker | Wednesday, December 30, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

December 30th, 2015

Episode 446 of 994 episodes

We start by fanning out the money, colored like Necco wafers: pink, yellow, mint, gold. From the first roll of the dice, differences widen: the royal blues of Boardwalk and Park Place look down their noses at the grapey immigrants from Baltic and Mediterranean Avenues. My grandparents coming from Italy in steerage measured their gold... Read more »

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