The First National Bank of Sundance, Wyoming

The First National Bank of Sundance, Wyoming

The First National Bank of Sundance, Wyoming opened in 1890. It was the only bank in Sundance to nationalize and it was the only bank in all of Crook County to nationalize. The First National Bank of Sundance was only open for about three years. During this time period it issued 2,232 national bank notes, of which 1,724 were territorials. In 1910 treasury reports suggest that $100 worth of currency was still outstanding. The accuracy of that number and what happened to that money after 1910 is certainly up for debate. There are unconfirmed rumors that a note could be hiding somewhere around the Chicago area, but no there is no physical evidence to support that theory. The First National Bank of Sundance’s charter number is 4343.

Today the appeal of a note from The First National Bank of Sundance has a lot to do with its rarity and a lot to do with the town of Sundance itself. The population of Sundance is just under 1,200 people. Generally speaking, the smaller the town, the greater the appeal of a note from it. Sundance also has wild west lore on its side thanks to Harry Longabaugh aka The Sundance Kid.

The first president of The First National Bank of Sundance was AE Hoyt. Alpha Eugene Hoyt was a Maine native who lived most of his adult life in Sundance. The first cashier of the bank was TM Pettigrew. Todd M Pettigrew or Todd Maro Pettigrew was the only cashier at the bank. Hoyt was also the only president at The First National Bank of Sundance

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