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The Bank of Chloride

The Bank was a large building built about 1885 using native red rock for its two foot thick walls. It was built to serve the booming mining industry in and around Chloride, but that was not to be.

With its newly printed checks and deposit slips the Bank was all set to open. However, it failed before it opening its doors. The rumor is there was not enough cash available in the area for the bank to operate, as many mining towns were cash poor. Stores, saloons, and other businesses could barter for their goods, but the bank had to deal in cash transactions. It did open as the ninth saloon in town. It was called The Bank Saloon and advertised in the local newspaper, The Black Range, "get your liquor at The Bank". Writers of ghost town books have picked up these old ads, reprinting them in their books. Today visitors to Chloride often ask if the local bank served liquor! When the miners left town after the boom was over, The Bank closed down as did most other businesses.

The building became a residence, but eventually stood empty and unused and fell into disrepair. In the 1940s the roof was removed to use the materials for another purpose and the beautiful building stones began to disappear, being hauled away for use elsewhere. The building stood as a stone ruins with only the front wall and partial side walls for over 60 years. It has recently been resurrected with the available stones put back in place, and the remaining portions of the walls completed using locally made adobes.

The Bank is one of many old buildings to be seen on a walking tour of Chloride. Tour maps are available at the Pioneer Store Museum, just across the street from The Bank. While in Chloride be sure to visit the Monte Cristo Gift Shop & Gallery. The artists have a wonderful selection available, remember, Christmas is just around the corner! Chloride businesses are open every day from 10am to 4pm. The historic ghost town of Chloride is located just 40 miles west of Truth or Consequences via Hwy 52. Follow the signs and the paved road to a wonderful destination. For more information contact 575-743-0493 or montecristogallery@windstream.net
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