Bank of Tomichi .
The Bank of Tomichi as it appeared before the snow slide of 1899 that covered the town. This photo is probably from the 1880s.
Ore was first discovered in the Tomichi district of Gunnison county in 1879. Tomichi could not support a full time bank because the population was not big enough, like most other small mining towns in the late 1800’s. The result of this situation often lead to banks doubling with other businesses, such as supply stores.
The bank was forced to move to a different camp after the smelter burned to the ground only three years after it was built. In 1899, a landslide swept the town away in a flurry of snow and stones, destroying all of the machinery and taking several lives.
• Length: 3"
• Width: 5 1/2"
This kit features:
• Laser cut wood for easy assembly
• Real corrugated aluminum roofing
• Several Metal Castings
• Simple step by step instructions
• Proudly made in the USA
This kit contains small parts and is not intended for small children.
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