Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

Wyoming Bank and Trust 100 years strong


March 28, 2019

Courtesy Photo by Janelle Rose

Top: Wyoming Bank & Trust today. Above left: Sandy Ragsdale, Bookkeeper; Toby Hytrek , VP/Lona Officer; Lorna Dunlap, Branch Manager

Farmers State Bank of Burns started in the banking business May 5, 1919. There were 32 stockholders that incorporated the bank. According to Andrew L. Kendig, Cashier, he had to ride from Torrington in a snow storm and trade horses at Horse Creek in order to reach Burns to open the bank. Mr. Kendig operated the bank until about 1930 when he left to run the Federal Land Company which was the forerunner of the Federal Land Banks.

Clarence Schliske took over the operation of the bank in 1930 and in about 1955 he purchased controlling interest in the bank and continued until the end of 1970 wh...

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