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Canyon in Randall County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First National Bank

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
1. First National Bank Marker
Inscription. Organized Jan. 5, 1900, by L.T. Lester, S.F. Sullenberger, and 19 others. First bank in region immediately south of Amarillo. Was vital factor in developing city and county. Was involved continuously with civic programs. Lester served as chairman of the committee to secure West Texas State University.

Originally, called Stockmen's National Bank, prospered on its reputation of friendliness and trust. Has been in four different buildings during its existence. Presidents included L.T. Lester, J.W. Reid, Roy Wright, W.C. Black, Levi Cole, and W.E. Adams.

(lower plaque)
First National Bank was acquired by Norwest in 1994 and merged with Wells Fargo in 1999. It is housed under the name of Wells Fargo.
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1780.)
 
Location. 34° 58.797′ N, 101° 55.216′ W. Marker is in Canyon, Texas, in Randall County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Avenue (State Highway 217) and 22nd Street, on the right when traveling west on 4th Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2111 4th Avenue, Canyon TX 79015, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mary E. Hudspeth House (approx.
First National Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
2. First National Bank Marker
lower plaque
0.2 miles away); The Charles Goodnight Memorial Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); T-Anchor Ranch (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Methodist Church (approx. mile away); Georgia O'Keeffe in Canyon (approx. mile away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Wagon Yard (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Little House of Fellowship (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Canyon.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
First National Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
3. First National Bank Marker
First National Bank image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
4. First National Bank
 
 
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