Details for First National Bank (Atlas Number 5133001782)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5133001782


Marker Number 1782
Atlas Number 5133001782
Marker Title First National Bank
Index Entry First National Bank
Address 708 Avenue D
City Cisco
County Eastland
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 501951
UTM Northing 3583527
Subject Codes banks, bankers, banking topics; outlaws
Marker Year 1967
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Scene of daring Santa Claus Bank Robbery, Dec. 23, 1927. During Christmas festivities, costumed Santa and three fellow bandits looted bank of $12,200 cash, $150,000 in securities. They escaped through gun battle with two little girls as hostages. A three-day manhunt followed. The children and money were recovered; the robbers captured. Six persons were killed, eight injured. Later a mob lynched "Santa" when he broke out of jail. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1967