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gnat
We are on a road trip up the West Coast and spent several days in one of our favorite places, Bend, Oregon.

I tried to track down the original building that housed The Lumbermens National Bank of Bend.  Several people in town directed me to this building (now housing a Wells Fargo branch). This building dates back to 1915 and has the original vault. The tellers and assist. Manager were very friendly and perhaps a bit curious that someone from out of town would be so interested in the bank.

It is nice to pair these pictures (and a personal visit) with the note in my collection.

Bend Or.jpg 
Bend Nat Bk Bldg.jpg 
Bend NB Vault.jpg 
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Dan Cong
So, you keep a lot of cash in there ? Closed Monday huh ? [biggrin]
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Scooter1
Yes , that’s not suspicious at all, Taking pictures from across the street & of the vault 💰.

Seriously though, pretty cool to pair the note with it’s home bank👍
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TennisCoach
Always love to see history being paired together [thumb]
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coinfrog
Great story and pics, thanks.  One of those banks where most of the early low S/Ns of all denominations, both Types, were saved in CU.
You seldom get more than you pay for, but you can very easily get less.
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MEC2
If you are there on a walkie talkie and they ask your 20, do you have to say Bend, over?
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Flash
I was born in North Bend, OR.  Which, oddly, is not North of Bend, OR.  My father was born in South Bend, WA, which is North of both Bend and North Bend.

Matt
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Steve in Tampa
I once had a proctologist with a peculiar name...Dr. Ben Dover
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Jim61
Steve in Tampa wrote:
I once had a proctologist with a peculiar name...Dr. Ben Dover


ROFLMAO
Looking for:
Any small size UNC $1 FRN with serial 16977961.
2009 $1 LX end -61 - CU.
1935A $1 CC HAWAII end -61 raw or PCGS CU or better, PMG ok.
World serial 00000061.
World replacements serials ending -61.
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coinfrog
Groan. Sounds like an old Hee-Haw rerun! [biggrin]
You seldom get more than you pay for, but you can very easily get less.
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Dan Cong
I heard he was in a bit of a rut lately. Hope things are looking up for your doctor. 
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postalnotes
Is Ben Dover a crack addict?

Researching United States Postal Notes 1883-1894.

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Scooter1
Wow , Has this thread derailed 🚂 That is not a picture of the town’s elementary school ❗️
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coinfrog
Agree. Not what gnat expected I'm sure.  But just a tearfully attractive bank name to an adolescent mind like mine. [biggrin]
You seldom get more than you pay for, but you can very easily get less.
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MEC2
Too bad it's just Bend, plain and old...

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