The First National Bank of American Falls, Idaho

The First National Bank of American Falls, Idaho

The First National Bank of American Falls, Idaho opened in 1907 and it closed in 1923. It was the only national bank ever to be located in Power County. Due to the bank’s years of operation, it only issued 1902 red and blue seals note. As per usual, blue seals are much more available than red seals. Its charter number is 8869.

One of the most interesting things about the bank is that today the original First National Bank of American Falls in underwater. The whole town was flooded to build a reservoir and the entire town moved completely in 1925. This tidbit of information makes notes from American Falls slightly more interesting than some other banks of equal rarity.

The former governor of Idaho, David William Davis, was the first president of The First National Bank of American Falls. The first cashier of the bank is a bit of a mystery. Harry Centennial Wones was listed as the cashier the first time the banks’ officers were published in 1908. However, the bank was actually chartered about eleven months before that report came out. We know that George P McBurney signed the first national bank note from American Falls as cashier. However, very little is known about McBurney.

If you have any currency from The First National Bank of American Falls, please tell us about it. We are certainly interested parties, and you will likely be very pleased with our appraisal.

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