May 14, 1972 marked Lake City Bank’s 100th year in business. The United States was still enjoying the lengthy period of prosperity that followed World War II, and business was good.
Since the mid-1960s, the bank had opened its first two branches, and a third was under construction. In 1970, less than 10 years after it was built, the bank added a second story and a free-standing drive up to the main office. The future had never looked more promising, so when its 100th anniversary rolled around, Lake City Bank set out to thank the community. First, the bank declared a stock dividend of 100 percent in honor of its 100 years in business. Then it threw a weeklong party.
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