The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 74, July 1970 - April, 1971 Page: 506
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506 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
a few years later." Every vestige of the ill-fated First National thus
disappeared, and its record was so dismal that the comptroller of the
currency retired its name forever, so that some three-quarters of a
century after its disappearance, Austin remains one of the few Amer-
ican cities that does not have a bank named the First National."'
6"Gerald Boerner, "Banks and Banking History," in Austin-Travis County Collection,
Austin Public Library.
"3The comptroller customarily retires names of unsuccessful banks, and most cities
that do not have a First National have a defunct one by that name in their histories.
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