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Second Bank of Montpelier

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2015
1. Second Bank of Montpelier Marker
Inscription. Grove C. Gray built a brick building in 1907 to house the second bank of Montpelier. On June 25, 1910, two men attempted to rob this bank by dynamiting the vault. While attempting to dynamite the vault, they jostled a loaded pistol that was on top of the vault. The pistol fell to the floor and went off. This scared the would-be robbers away and into the hands of the night police officer.
Severe financial problems arose in the 1920's that forced the bank to close its doors on August 12, 1924. This occasioned the need for immediate alternative banking. After many months and several meetings the Eccles-Browning Bank, based in Ogden, Utah opened for business in that same brick building - August 1925. Eccles-Browning Bank later changed its name to First Security Bank of Montpelier. When First Security Bank vacated this building for its newly constructed office in February 1963, Tri-State Bank & Trust began banking operation in the building. Tri-State became Zions Bank in 1997.
 
Location. 42° 19.064′ N, 111° 18.558′ W. Marker is in Montpelier, Idaho, in Bear Lake County. Marker is on Washington Street (U.S. 89) near North 9th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 904 Washington Street, Montpelier ID 83254, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2015
2. Second Bank of Montpelier Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Model T's, Odd Fellows and the News (here, next to this marker); The Bank and The Burgoyne (within shouting distance of this marker); Downtown Montpelier Historic Walking Tour (within shouting distance of this marker); Cleaners, Hospital, Plumbers and a Big Bear (within shouting distance of this marker); News Examiner (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ritter Bros. Drug and the Roxy Theatre (about 300 feet away); Butch Cassidy Robs the Montpelier Bank (about 300 feet away); Bank Robbers (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montpelier.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 24, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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