Thursday, June 30, 2005

History of Wall Street

In response to the historic stock price mention in the last post, I received a link to this History of Wall Street

BTW a bit of trivia: Most of you know that the NYSE was basically started with the Buttonwood Agreement. What type of tree is a buttonwood?

Yes, the Sycamore. The nickname was earned because of the seeds that look like buttons.

A few links
Ohio State Forestry, TreeTotem (which suggests that Plato taught under a Buttonwood tree!), Eastern Tennessee Arboretum, and finally the USDA.

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