Chronicles of Boone County

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1817

1817

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Events

Boone County

Kentucky

  • The Legislature charters forty-six independent banks which were not required to redeem their notes with specie. Kentucky is flooded with this soon-to-be worthless paper money.

U.S. & World

  • The Seminole War begins on the border between the U.S. and Spanish Florida.
  • John Jacob Astor receives a fur trade monopoly in the Mississippi Valley, the foundation of his fortune.
  • Mississippi gains statehood.
1817.txt · Last modified: 2012/02/27 14:42 by jgregory