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Old 05-07-2013, 03:02 PM
 
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I found this story online that mentions a bank in Lamar, CO with bullet holes from a notorious robbery circa the 1920s. This would be a cool addition of an offbeat stop for a road trip planning website I work for, but want to confirm it's there first.

It appears to be the Frontier Bank located at 200 South Main Street, Lamar, CO. A Google Street View doesn't help, as the building is mostly stone.

Can anyone help me out here and let me know if the bullet holes are in fact somehow still there?
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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I found this story online that mentions a bank in Lamar, CO with bullet holes from a notorious robbery circa the 1920s. This would be a cool addition of an offbeat stop for a road trip planning website I work for, but want to confirm it's there first.

It appears to be the Frontier Bank located at 200 South Main Street, Lamar, CO. A Google Street View doesn't help, as the building is mostly stone.

Can anyone help me out here and let me know if the bullet holes are in fact somehow still there?
I vaguely remember a Great Uncle telling me about a bank robbery where a bunch of bullets were fired in either Garden City, Kansas or Lamar, Colorado. I think it was by Bonnie Parker & Clyde Barrows but it may have been one of the other gangs of the times. They hit several rural banks in the 1920s and 1930s.

One of my Great Uncles was a bootlegger in the Tri-state area of Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska and he was always one step ahead of the Law until the Stature of Limitations expired on his past offenses. He was one of the Uncles (Great Uncle actually) I was supposed to avoid. However he had the most interesting stories to tell. He let me fire a 1927 Model Thompson that he had from his bootlegging days. When I was about twelve he gave me lessons in how to do 180s at sixty MPH on graveled roads. A skill that has came in handy several times in the past forty years LOL.

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Old 05-07-2013, 10:17 PM
 
Location: The 719
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You might check out First National Bank too.

Here's a link to the Lamar Chamber of Commerce which might have info to that Big Timbers Museum which may have an artifact to some bank robbery by the Fleagle Gang.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Black Forest, CO
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In Castle Rock, there used to be a cafe (B&B cafe) that had a bullet hole in the ceiling, from when a marshall was killed back in the 40's. I don't think the cafe is there anymore though - not sure what took its place.
Castle Rock, CO - Official Website - Historical Tribute To Marshal Lewis
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:20 PM
 
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You might check out First National Bank too.

Here's a link to the Lamar Chamber of Commerce which might have info to that Big Timbers Museum which may have an artifact to some bank robbery by the Fleagle Gang.
Thanks for the info. The First National Bank as far as I can tell doesn't exist, and the bank in its place is Frontier.

I didn't see any info online about it, so I may make a phone call unless someone can confirm it here for sure.

Thanks again guys.
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