GREELEY, CO BANKING HISTORY & NATIONAL BANK NOTES
|I grew up in Greeley
and started collecting coins while I was in Meeker Junior High.
I was a member of the Greeley Coin Club until I gradated from Greeley
High in 1958. I collected continuously except for the collage years.
In 1995, I learned that U. S. National Bank Notes had the individual
bank names printed on them and were signed by the local bank officers.
I remember my dad, John Schafluetzel, taking me to the 1st National
Bank in Greeley to introducing to me to Mr. Petrikin, the bank
president. So my first Greeley national was a 1st NB note signed
by Mr. Petrikin. Then I collected notes from the other Greeley
banks and researched the banking history, thanks to helpful people
at the Greeley Municipal Museum.
Review the Greeley banking history from it's founding in 1870 see
the Greeley National Bank Notes from
each of the six national banks.
WESTERN & ATLANTIC RAILROAD SCRIP
The Georgia Legislature recognized the importance of fostering
railroad construction to open up the western portions of the Georgia
frontier and granted charters to build three major lines in 1833:
Augusta to Athens, Savannah to Macon, and Macon to Forsyth. The
legislature followed up by establishing the W&A RR in 1836 to connect
the Chattahoochee River to the Tennessee River. They also provided
for the extension of the railroads from Athens and Forsyth to the
Western and Atlantic.
The line was completed to Dalton in July of 1847. Because of the
difficulty in constructing the tunnel north of Dalton, the track
on the other side of the proposed tunnel was started and completed
to Chattanooga before the tunnel was completed. The tunnel, near
the current city of Tunnel Hill, opened on May 9, 1850, completing
the W&A RR.
On April 12, 1862, one of the boldest incidents of the Civil War,
known as the Andrews Raid or the Great Locomotive Chase, was conducted.
James Andrews led a party of Union undercover soldiers (spies)
from the front near Murfreesboro, Tennessee, to Marietta, Georgia,
where they boarded the train. After the train stopped for breakfast
they captured the W&A RR engine "The General" and proceeded north
toward Chattanooga, intent on destroying bridges and tracks to
disrupt the Confederate supply line to central Tennessee. However,
the train's crew, led by conductor William Fuller, pursued the
raiders, first on foot, then on a push car, and finally by the
W&A RR engine "Texas". The Yankees were unable to do much damage
with the Texas in hot pursuit. Eventually they ran out of fuel
and were captured.
The Western & Atlantic Railroad was made famous by the classic
Civil War movie The Great Locomotive Chase. Review the history
and the extensive scrip issued by the Western
& Atlantic Railroad.
MONEY ELECTRONIC CD BOOK
Tom Carson and Dennis Schafluetzel collect paper money, coins and
tokens from Chattanooga. They created an electronic book of the
history of Chattanooga using images of there collections as well
as other major collections to illustrate the times from the 1830s
to the 1930s.
We have recently moved the electronic Chattanooga Money files to
the Internet. Preview
sections of Chattanooga Money. Or order a $25 copy of the CD
by filling out and submitting the
Chattanooga CD Order Form
and get a username and password to have full access on line for a year to
the routine updates to Chattanooga Money.
If you already have a username and password you
Log on to Chattanooga Money.