Towson Corp., had 5,000 shares of $100 par, 3% cumulative preferred stock as of January 1, 2018. No additional shares of preferred stock were issued during fiscal years 2018 & 2019.  Dividends were paid to common shareholders in 2017 but no shareholders were paid dividends in 2018.  A total of $75,000 of dividends was paid in 2019. Use this information to determine the total dollar amount of dividends that was paid to common shareholders during fiscal year 2019.