June 18, 2012
Stone Bank’s Mystery History Revealed!
A big fat question mark! That is mostly what we knew about the Stone Bank — originally the Bottineau County Bank. Land records didn’t reveal much and details of exactly when the Stone Bank was built have been, well, sketchy.
But now we know. And this is HUGE.
Scott Wagar, the intrepid editor/reporter for the Bottineau Courant has been digging in the local archives for a year and at long last uncovered what we didn’t know before — who built the bank, how long it took, and when it opened. Whoo-hooooooooooooo!
Scott is a history buff and he did this on his own time — even though he has more than a full-time job. We can’t thank Scott enough, because he really did the Stone Bank family a huge and everlasting favor. Bravo, Scott.
The story, which ran in the June 5, Bottineau Courant is posted below (with Scott’s permission).
What a marvelous and interesting story. Leave a “like” for Scott, because he deserves a boatload of them.
Let’s face it — Scott is simply STONE-TASTIC!
Please, leave a “like” for Scott, because he deserves a boatload of them, and thanks for reading the Stone Bank Blog!