The neat thing about working for The Bond Buyer is that in the course of covering municipal finance, a reporter also picks up more than a little history.

Every once in a while, some graybeard who also happens to be concerned with what we call "the bond angle" starts spinning yarns, and the next thing you know, you find yourself in Michael Curley's Boston, or in Troy, N.Y., when it was a major league baseball town, or in Frank Lloyd Wright's Wisconsin.

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