The Wind River National Bank of Shoshoni, Wyoming

The Wind River National Bank of Shoshoni, Wyoming

The Wind River National Bank of Shoshoni, Wyoming was opened in 1906. The bank closed in 1908. Thanks to the short corporate life of The Wind River National Bank of Shoshoni, it only issued 1902 red seal national bank notes. The bank’s charter number is 8232.

Today the Wind River National Bank of Shoshoni is important for two reasons. First, it issued the fewest amount of national bank notes of any bank in all of Wyoming. A mere 860 pieces of national currency left the bank. Secondly, this bank has the most imaginative title of any bank in Wyoming. It wasn’t unusual for bankers to get creative when naming their banks. However, Wyoming bankers never got very imaginative. A few banks chose to incorporate stock grower into their names. However, it was The Wind River National Bank that decided to get geographic.

The first president of The Wind River National Bank of Shoshoni was AJ Cunningham. Alexander J Cunningham was also president of The Casper National Bank. Typically when someone was responsible for more than one bank that meant that he didn’t personally sign bank notes. However, notes from Casper exist with his pen signature, so it is certainly possible that he also signed bank notes from The Wind River National Bank as well. The first cashier of the bank was listed as Henry G Hay jr. This is the same Mr. Hay from The First National Bank of Guernsey. Hay was only at the bank for one year before HJ Shadd became the cashier. Harry J Shadd is assumed to be the last cashier of the bank.

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

Contact me via email: info@rarenationalcurrency.com, phone: 864-430-4020, or contact form.