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Emerson Bank was influential in the region

One interesting artifact coming to light recently was a $5 ban note issued by the Emerson National Bank in 1902 as currency. Bearing the bank's name, the note drew an initial bid of $350 on e-Bay. The seller noted the Emerson bank note was a "very tough national note to find" on the auction Web page.

In the 1990s, the State Bank of Albany was acquired several times by out-of-state banks purchasing the local branches, but the original Emerson Bank ended up again in local hands in 1997 when the Warrensburg branch was purchased with four other satellite offices by the Glens Falls National Bank & Trust Co. - and it has achieved ever-greater prosperity to date under this local management which has guided their firm with conservative fiscal stewardship through often difficult times, leading to the substantial benefit of its depositors, customers and stockholders.

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