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Solomon in Graham County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Gila Valley Bank

 
 
Gila Valley Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, February 25, 2010
1. Gila Valley Bank Marker
Inscription.  Gila Valley Bank, forerunner of the Valley National Bank of Arizona, was formally organized on this site December 15, 1899, opening January 16, 1900. The bank was originally housed in the northeast corner of the I. E. Solomon Commercial Company Building. The present structure is a two-thirds scale "replica" of the original, constructed by Valley National Bank as its 200th branch office. Groundbreaking was October 22, 1980; opening was May 4, 1981. From beginning assets of $25,000, the bank grew to become a major financial institution in the West.
 
Erected 1981 by Graham County Historical Society and Arizona Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is January 16, 1876.
 
Location. 32° 48.929′ N, 109° 37.851′ W. Marker is in Solomon, Arizona, in Graham County. Marker is on South Bowie Avenue near Main Street, on the right when traveling south. The bank building is located at the intersection of South Bowie Avenue and Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2100 South Bowie Avenue, Solomon AZ 85551, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Solomon (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Army of the West (approx. 2.7 miles away); Womans Club of Safford (approx. 4.7 miles away); Arizona Bank & Trust Company (approx. 4.9 miles away); Safford City Hall (approx. 5.1 miles away); Odd Fellows Home (approx. 5.1 miles away); Graham County Courthouse (approx. 5.1 miles away); Mormon Pioneers' Arrival in Salt Lake Valley - Sesquicentennial Plaque (approx. 5.3 miles away).
 
Gila Valley Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, February 25, 2010
2. Gila Valley Bank Marker
Gila Valley Bank Replica image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, February 25, 2010
3. Gila Valley Bank Replica
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 28, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,572 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 28, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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