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Name: New Orleans Cotton Exchange.
Historical Note: The New Orleans Cotton Exchange was established in New Orleans in 1871 as a centralized location for the trading of cotton and remained open until 1964. It was created during a period when one-third of the nation's cotton production came through New Orleans. The Cotton Exchange helped to standardize cotton pricing and and establish standards for grading cotton.
Sources: Manuscripts Collection 652
Note Author: LAC Group