March 2, 2012

More about Stone — Stone Bank

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , at 10:30 am by stonebankblog

No matter how you found us, we’re glad you’re here and checking in on the Stone Bank. And don’t forget to check out our website http://StoneBank.org.

Front window on the Stone Bank in Bottineau, ND

If you don't see us at the bank, check out our website. We posted a link in the window facing Main Street in Bottineau, ND

What will you find on the Stone Bank website? All of our videos are on the video page. There are some historic pictures and a fun tab called “Fabulous N.D.”

And it’s also where you will find a link to buy one of our snazzy Stone Bank T-shirts (a must-have for spring).

March 1, 2012

An 1897 Come-On

Posted in Bottineau, History, Photos, Updates tagged , , , , , at 3:28 pm by stonebankblog

History. Is. Sometimes. Elusive. At least on the Stone Bank front.

A collection of pioneer-era newspapers at the County Courthouse sometimes yields a clue or at least something interesting. Here’s an 1897 ad from the Bottineau Courant. Guess what? It looks like the bank was selling reliability and trust.

Ad from 1887

An early ad from Bottineau County Bank selling "trust" in the man.

Remember, what we now call the Stone Bank was originally Bottineau County Bank — the first bank in the county. Our research shows that the men named in this ad were in the second group that owned the bank — probably the group that built the Stone Bank. (A two-story woodframe building was moved to another site to make room for the Stone Bank.)

Let us know if you like this post, and we’ll post more historic information as we uncover it.

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