LAKE CITY

 

The site of Lake City was a Seminole village named Alpata Telophka or Hvlpvtv Tvlofv, meaning “Alligator Village”. By 1830, a Euro-American town called Alligator was established, adjacent to the Seminole town. The city was incorporated and changed to its current name in 1859. The name was changed because the mayor’s wife, who had recently moved to the town, refused to hang her lace curtains in a town named Alligator. Local bodies of water include Lake DeSoto, Lake Isabella, Alligator Lake, Lake Hamburg, Gwen Lake, Lake Harper and Watertown Lake.

The American Civil War Battle of Olustee took place near Lake City in February 1864. It was the only major battle in Florida during the war. Union casualties were 1,861 men killed, wounded or missing; Confederate casualties were 946 killed, wounded or missing. The Confederate dead were buried in Lake City.

Source: Wikipedia

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First National Bank of Lake City (7540)

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1902 Red Seal $20 Note Charter # 7540

1902 Red Seal $20 Note
Charter # 7540 Signed by J.O. Harris, Cashier and J.C. Sheffield, President. Unique Note

1902 Plain Back $20 Note Charter #7540

1902 Plain Back $20 Note
Charter #7540

1929 Type 1 $5 Note Charter #7540

1929 Type 1 $5 Note
Charter #7540  Signed by E.M. Miles, cashier and J.C. Scheffield, president

 

1929 Type 1 $10 Note Charter #7540
1929 Type 1 $10 Note
Charter #7540  Signed by E.M. Miles, cashier and J.C. Scheffield, president

1929 Type 2 $5 Note Charter #7540

1929 Type 2 $5 Note
Charter #7540  Signed by E.M. Miles, cashier and the new president Fred H. Young

1929 Type 2 $10 Note Charter #7540

1929 Type 2 $10 Note
Charter #7540  Signed by E.M. Miles, cashier and the new president Fred H. Young

 

1929 Type 2 Uncut Sheet of (6) $5 Notes Charter #7540

1929 Type 2 Uncut Sheet of (6) $5 Notes
Charter #7540  Signed by Miles and Young

The First National Bank of Lake City was organized on December 24, 1904 and issued a charter on December 31, 1904.  Located at the northeast corner of Marion and Madison (201 N. Marion St.).

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