Spearfish Lake State Savings Bank

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Garth Matson had gone to work with the Spearfish County Bank in 1928. After World War II, when his grandfather Caleb Matson had died, Garth took over the helm of the Spearfish Lake State Savings Bank – there had been a complicated merger and renaming following the national bank crisis in 1933.AF24

In 1958 Frank Matson graduated high school and was going to collegeAF15 then was headed for the Spearfish Lake State Savings BankAF26. By 1968 he was working there with his father, Garth.AF15

Bud Ellsberg had financing from Spearfish Lake State Savings Bank to rebuild the Spearfish Lake Super Market after it had burned down in 1968AF15. The bank again provided financing enabling C&SL railroad to fix up the Kremmling Branch.SX24

Sven Stromsen called it the Spearfish Lake Bank when he helped Frenchy LeDroit get an account.OC9

Monica Laughton had a mortgage with Spearfish Lake State Savings Bank when she was burned out of her house by Lonnie Iffland.OC24 Frank Matson said the insurance should cover the outstanding loan. He showed Monica a number of reposessed properties to give her a chance to buy a new house at a discount, only having to get a new mortgage to cover the defaulted debt.OC25