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Tootle-Lemon & Co. Bank

The Tootle-Lemon Bank – How One Man, John S. Lemon, Built a Nearly $25 Million Fortune from the American Heartland

John S. Lemon, President of Tootle-Lemon National Bank in St. Joseph, Missouri (the city near the farm town where I grew up before moving to the East Coast at the end of my teenage years), died on March 17th, 1905.  According to Volume LXX January to June 1905 of The Bankers’ Magazine: “He was born…

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Franke Previt Composer

Songwriter Franke Previte Still Collects Six-Figure Royalty Checks on Two Hit Songs Written Nearly 25 Years Ago

Reuters just published an awesome article about songwriter Franke Previte, who lives in New Jersey, and wrote the hit songs “Time of My Life” and “Hungry Eyes” for the movie Dirty Dancing. The copyrights have turned out to be a lottery ticket for the composer, providing him with a substantial stream of profits upon which…

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