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Farmington in San Juan County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Harriet Belle Amsden Sammons (1876-1954)

Bank President

 
 
Harriet Belle Amsden Sammons (1876-1954) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, October 14, 2021
1. Harriet Belle Amsden Sammons (1876-1954) Marker
Inscription.  Harriet was an astute financial manager and the first female bank president in New Mexico, operating the First National Bank in Farmington from 1922 until 1951. During the Depression she bought out San Juan National Bank, keeping it solvent and approving loans. She financially supported the newly formed United Indian Traders Association and kept many Farmington citizens out of bankruptcy.
 
Erected by New Mexico Womens Initiative.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWomen. In addition, it is included in the New Mexico Women’s Historic Marker Initiative series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1922.
 
Location. 36° 43.989′ N, 108° 10.059′ W. Marker is in Farmington, New Mexico, in San Juan County. Marker is at the intersection of Browning Parkway and Burnham Road, on the right when traveling south on Browning Parkway. Parking is available at the Riverside Nature Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmington NM 87401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Footloose in Farmington: (approx. 2.1 miles away);
Harriet Belle Amsden Sammons (1876-1954) Marker (Backside) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Lund, September 19, 2012
2. Harriet Belle Amsden Sammons (1876-1954) Marker (Backside)
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The Hunters (approx. 2.1 miles away); Farmington, New Mexico (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Farmington (approx. 6.3 miles away); Salmon Ruin (approx. 8 miles away); City of Bloomfield (approx. 8.8 miles away); Aztec (approx. 10.6 miles away); Aztec Ruins National Monument (approx. 10.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmington.
 
Harriet Belle Amsden Sammons (1876-1954) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, October 14, 2021
3. Harriet Belle Amsden Sammons (1876-1954) Marker
Marker is outside the Municipal Operations Center and Animas Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2012, by Keith Lund of Aztec, New Mexico. This page has been viewed 634 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 19, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.   2. submitted on September 19, 2012, by Keith Lund of Aztec, New Mexico.   3. submitted on October 19, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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May. 27, 2022