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Jacob Fontaine's Gold Dollar

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September 13, 2012 - The "evils of slavery" kept Jacob Fontaine apart from his sister Nelly for two decades.  

 The Gold DollarAt their reunion she gave him a gold dollar as a gift.  Jacob returned to Austin, invested the dollar, and with the accumulated profits founded one of the city's first black-owned and operated newspapers, appropriately called The Gold Dollar.  Read about it here.


Jeffrey Kerr
Written on Thursday, 13 September 2012 23:40 by Jeffrey Kerr

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