The D.U.P. Marker on this building says:
September 1886 Samuel R. Bennion was sent here to establish a banking institution called the ‘Ashley Co-op.’ In 1903 the first pioneer bank was opened for business. In 1916 W.H. Coltharp erected this building with Salt
Lake City brick. A full car load of brick was used, each wrapped separately and sent Parcel Post U.S. Mail to Watson, Utah by train. From there they were hauled to Vernal by freight wagon and teams. It is known as the
‘Parcel Post Bank of the World,’ with N.J. Meagher, Sr. cashier, this bank has been a great factor in the development of Uintah Basin.
Located at 3 W Main in Vernal, Utah.