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#Throwback: The biggest little bank in the Basin

Bank of Deaver; mid-1920’s. In the distant past many small towns in the Big Horn Basin had their own banks. Garland, Frannie, Deaver, Cowley, & Kane all had banks, but only Deaver’s survived into the 1930’s, despite being robbed three times in the span of only a few months in 1927. The Bank of Deaver finally yielded to the economic pressures of the Great Depression & closed its doors on Feb. 24, 1933, just 10 days before the National Bank holiday was proclaimed by President Roosevelt. The small frame bank building was later relocated to Cowley where it still resides. H/t Park County Archives #reboot #news