Black River Country Bank


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About Black River Country Bank

Bank of Melrose obtains its charter and commences business with $10,000 of capital. O. P. Larson appointed President. The Bank began doing business in what is now the Melrose Place Salon. Original Investors – O. P. Larson, John O. Melby, and C. F. Ringlee of Whitehall and Robert Crowley, A. J. Webb, F. H. White, T. R. Bartlett, Mark Beach, E. S. Beach, Brent Emerson, Andrew Lutz, C. J. Hogg, Theo Quackenbush, Ward O. Gilbert, W. A. Sholes, J. W. Robinson, E. J. Higgins, Charles Newland, Frank Wachter, Frank O’Hearn, and O. C. O’Hearn of Melrose.

Businessmen from Whitehall sold their interest in the Bank to local investors. F. E. Tanner elected President, A. J. Webb elected Vice President, and C. J. Hogg was appointed Cashier. The Bank also relocated to 400 N. Washington Street, the back of what is now the Melrose Alliance Church. The Bank moved south down Main Street to 304 N. Washington Street and rented the first floor of the Odd Fellows Building, which is now the Melrose Vet Clinic. The Bank operated.….. Continue reading about Black River Country Bank here.


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