PHOTOS: The Bank in Old Town Temecula celebrates its 100th anniversary


Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
Issue 24, Volume 18.


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The 100th anniversary celebration continues with a re-enactement of the 1930 bank robbery and car chase at 5pm on Wed. June 11.

PHOTOS: The Bank in Old Town Temecula celebrates its 100th anniversary - Shane Gibson photo. - Malcom Barnett, Eli Barnett's great grandson, speaks about the history and progressive changes Temecula has gone through over the years at The Bank in Old Town 100th anniversary on Tue. June 10, 2014.
Malcom Barnett, Eli Barnett's great grandson, speaks about the history and progressive changes Temecula has gone through over the years at The Bank in Old Town 100th anniversary on Tue. June 10, 2014.

PHOTOS: The Bank in Old Town Temecula celebrates its 100th anniversary - Shane Gibson photo. - Originally constructed as the First National Bank of Temecula - opening in June of 1914, The Bank in Old Town Temecula celebrates its 100th anniversary on Tue. June 10, 2014.
Originally constructed as the First National Bank of Temecula - opening in June of 1914, The Bank in Old Town Temecula celebrates its 100th anniversary on Tue. June 10, 2014.

PHOTOS: The Bank in Old Town Temecula celebrates its 100th anniversary - Shane Gibson photo. - Long time Murrieta resident, Alice Vose, 86, stands in front of The Bank in Old Town Temecula during its 100th anniversary celebration on June 10, 2014. Vose was once a patron of First National Bank of Temecula when it was in operation. She wanted to help her cousin, Tony Sotello, who was serving in WWII, by depositing money in the bank for him to have access to upon his return from the war.
Long time Murrieta resident, Alice Vose, 86, stands in front of The Bank in Old Town Temecula during its 100th anniversary celebration on June 10, 2014. Vose was once a patron of First National Bank of Temecula when it was in operation. She wanted to help her cousin, Tony Sotello, who was serving in WWII, by depositing money in the bank for him to have access to upon his return from the war.

PHOTOS: The Bank in Old Town Temecula celebrates its 100th anniversary - Shane Gibson photo. - Malcolm Barnett and his wife Loretta came to The Bank in Old Town Temecula 100th anniversary celebration on Tue. June 10, 2014. Malcolm is the great grandson of Eli Barnett. Eli Barnett helped spearhead the First National Bank of Temecula's construction and is a prominent figure in Temecula's rich history.
Malcolm Barnett and his wife Loretta came to The Bank in Old Town Temecula 100th anniversary celebration on Tue. June 10, 2014. Malcolm is the great grandson of Eli Barnett. Eli Barnett helped spearhead the First National Bank of Temecula's construction and is a prominent figure in Temecula's rich history.

PHOTOS: The Bank in Old Town Temecula celebrates its 100th anniversary - Shane Gibson photo. - Alice Vose, 86, of Murrieta, tells her story of a time when she once used the First National Bank of Temecula to hold money for her cousin, Tony Sotello, who was serving in WWII.
Alice Vose, 86, of Murrieta, tells her story of a time when she once used the First National Bank of Temecula to hold money for her cousin, Tony Sotello, who was serving in WWII.

PHOTOS: The Bank in Old Town Temecula celebrates its 100th anniversary - Shane Gibson photo. - The Bank in Old Town Temecula owners Craig and Christy Puma, receives recognition from State Senator, Joel Anderson on Tue. June 10, 2014.
The Bank in Old Town Temecula owners Craig and Christy Puma, receives recognition from State Senator, Joel Anderson on Tue. June 10, 2014.

PHOTOS: The Bank in Old Town Temecula celebrates its 100th anniversary - Shane Gibson photo. - The Bank in Old Town celebrates its 100th anniversary with a ribbon cutting on Tue. June 10, 2014.
The Bank in Old Town celebrates its 100th anniversary with a ribbon cutting on Tue. June 10, 2014.

PHOTOS: The Bank in Old Town Temecula celebrates its 100th anniversary - Shane Gibson photo. - Long time Murrieta resident, Alice Vose, shared a postcard from 1974 of a painting portraying The Bank in Old Town by artist, Roy Morrissey.
Long time Murrieta resident, Alice Vose, shared a postcard from 1974 of a painting portraying The Bank in Old Town by artist, Roy Morrissey.


 

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