First National Bank

First National Bank (HM254Z)

Location: Cisco, TX 76437 Eastland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 23.305', W 98° 58.777'

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Scene of daring Santa Claus Bank Robbery, Dec. 23, 1927.
     During Christmas festivities, costumed Santa and three fellow bandits looted bank of $12,200 cash, $150,000 in securities. They escaped through gun battled with two little girls as hostages. A three-day manhunt followed.
     The children and money were recovered; the robbers captured. Six persons were killed, eight injured. Later a mob lynched "Santa" when he broke out of jail.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967
HM NumberHM254Z
Year Placed1967
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 at 7:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 501917 N 3583490
Decimal Degrees32.38841667, -98.97961667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 23.305', W 98° 58.777'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 23' 18.3" N, 98° 58' 46.62" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)254, 325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 706-710 Hwy 6, Cisco TX 76437, US
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