Groom in Carson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
State National Bank
Patronage from diligent, thrifty early settlers advanced the career of this bank. On its Board of Directors have been members of the pioneer Britten, Fields, Fraser, Harrell, Johnson, Krizan, Slay, and Steele families. I. C. Unsell was cashier from 1908 to 1932.
Cecil Culver (born 1903), who came to the bank in 1929 as assistant cashier, purchased the controlling interest from Knorpp and became president in 1951.
Adjusting to the crises in the region, State National Bank weathered the panic of 1907, the adversities of the 1930s Dust Bowl, two World Wars, and other national and international experiences. It continues to bolster the cattle, grain, oil, beef feedlot, and other agribusiness interests, and the cultural facilities of Groom and surrounding area.
Erected 1972 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5101.)
Location. 35° 12.091′ Touch for map. Marker is on the southwest corner. Marker is in this post office area: Groom TX 79039, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Charles L. Fields (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Groom (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Town of Goodnight (approx. 12.2 miles away); Charles Goodnight (approx. 12.4 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 12½ miles away); Site of Old Goodnight Ranch (approx. 12.6 miles away).
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