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The Dalles in Wasco County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

French and Company Bank

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, July 1, 2017
1. French and Company Bank Marker
Inscription. The original 1879 French and Company Bank building was razed and replaced with this structure in the late 1920s. The original bank building was one of the first in the territory east of the Cascades. Operated by brothers J.W. and D.W. French, it has been a mecca for miners as far east as Idaho and for sheep and stock men for hundreds of miles. Gold, shipped by way of the Oregon Steamship and Navigation Company, was weighed in and deposited at the bank. The former building was modeled after the Ladd and Tilton Bank in Portland. The existing 1920s structure was finished in terra cotta for the Citizenís National Bank.
 
Erected by City of The Dalles.
 
Location. 45° 36.069′ N, 121° 10.91′ W. Marker is in The Dalles, Oregon, in Wasco County. Marker is at the intersection of East 2nd Street and Washington Street, on the left when traveling west on East 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 302 East 2nd Street, The Dalles OR 97058, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Pioneer Building (a few steps from this marker); Maier Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Seeing Red (within shouting
French and Company Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 1, 2017
2. French and Company Bank Marker
The marker is to the left of the entrance.
distance of this marker); Wingate & Williams Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Granada Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); Nickelsen Bookstore (within shouting distance of this marker); Decision at The Dalles (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oaks Hotel (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The Dalles.
 
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3. Ladd and Tilton Bank
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 30, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 30, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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