The First National Bank of Wheatland, Wyoming

The First National Bank of Wheatland, Wyoming

The First National Bank of Wheatland, Wyoming opened in 1906. It was the only bank in Wheatland to nationalize. It and Guernsey were also the only two national banks in Platte County. Its charter number is 8432. Today The First National Bank of Wheatland belongs to a select group of banks known as “red seal only” banks. This designation is given because the bank was only open for a short period of time between 1902 and 1908 when series of 1902 red seal national bank notes were being printed. The bank closed in August of 1908. Amazingly, in the twenty months The First National Bank of Wheatland was open, it did manage to issue 727 four note sheets of currency.

Today there is a single national bank note known from The First National Bank of Wheatland. It will likely be a long time before another note from Wheatland turns up, but when it does it should certainly draw some attention.

The first president of The First National Bank of Wheatland was WP Everingim. The first cashier was Guy Dann. The First National Bank of Wheatland only made one Office of The Comptroller of Currency report (in 1907) so we can’t say for sure if Everingim and Dann were the only officers at the bank, but they probably were. William P Everingim and Guy Dann were both from Kearney in Buffalo County Nebraska. Neither man made a census report in Wyoming, but they are surely the people who started the bank in Wheatland. Wheatland is just under 400 miles from Kearney, NE. It seems likely that the two men concocted the idea of starting a national bank somewhere thanks to the success of Guy Dann’s brother. Alfred U Dann ran four national banks in Nebraska. Sadly, Dann and Everingim never had the success for which they hoped.

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