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Upper Lake in Lake County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Bank of Upper Lake

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 5, 2019
1. Bank of Upper Lake Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1921 by J.A. Youngreen, the Bank of Upper Lake was a tribute to the prosperity of the area. This was a farming center with extensive cattle and sheep production. The Blue Lake bean developed here by Adolphus Mendenhall became the foundation of the green bean industry in California and Oregon. The Bean Cannery, started in 1896, hired as many as 400 workers some seasons. Additional jobs came from processing pears and dehydrating walnuts. A cheese factory, the Sonoma Mission Creamery, was located on Sabini Street.
The Bank of Upper Lake financed the rebuilding of the town after the fire of 1924. Youngreen's daughter, Marion Bucknell, became the first woman bank president in California when she took over for her father in 1942. The bank moved to what is now WestAmerica Bank in 1959.
 
Location. 39° 9.866′ N, 122° 54.648′ W. Marker is in Upper Lake, California, in Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and 1st Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9490 Main Street, Upper Lake CA 95485, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 5, 2019
2. Bank of Upper Lake Marker
walking distance of this marker. The IOOF Hall (a few steps from this marker); League's Store (a few steps from this marker); The Livery Stable (within shouting distance of this marker); Upper Lake (within shouting distance of this marker); Diamond Match Lumber Co. (within shouting distance of this marker); The West Side of Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ice House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tallman Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upper Lake.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on September 23, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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