Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Thursday, December 30, 2010
What I also like is that this license is signed by President of the Board of Trustees of the Bank, the City Clerk, the City Marshal and his deputy. I guess they needed the marshal in on the deal just in case he had to chase you down like a dog after you absconded with the funds of the depositors. In the case of the B & E Bank, for whom this license was issued, their downfall came when they could not account for a large amount of gold that was supposed to be in the bank but was "missing." This happened fairly frequently in frontier banking.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
|Banking License, Ormsby County, Nevada, 1887|
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Frank Folsom and his father both served in the Nevada statehouse as the first father and son duo to do so. Before going into politics Frank ran a store where he sold hair, along with bricks, wood, and other stuff. All my sources point to hair being used for blankets and whips and such but I have a friend who is convinced the hair was being sold for use in making merkins. I cannot find anything regarding this field of endeavor during the settling of the west but I will continue to look as I would really like to find out if this was occurring in the "old west"