Magazine : Archives : 2nd Quarter 2021

Endnotes

Letting the Fences Go: Recollections of Family, Youth and Business By Jack and Roy Dinsdale There was once a time when families in different parts of the country were synonymous with local banking. Consolidation has rendered that a bygone era, a handful of the great American banking families still control their institutions — particularly in the Western United States. The Scott family in Montana. The Chandlers in Kansas. The Evans family in Idaho. And in Nebraska, there’s the Dinsdale family. In 1938, in the midst of the Great Depression, the local bank in Palmer, Nebraska, closed. A community without a...