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Mark Simonson

March 29, 2014

Delhi bank saw many ups, downs in 175 years


One major fire also proved to be a temporary setback to the bank in 1934. The old building was damaged by fire on Jan. 1, which had started in the nearby store of H.S. Graham & Sons. The bank set up business in the nearby St. John’s Parish House while repairs were made, as five state troopers stood guard over the bank’s vault, “to discourage attempts at banditry.”

The Delaware National Bank of Delhi remained a single location until 1998, when it opened a branch in Margaretville. Since then additional branches have opened in Pindars Corners, Hobart and Oneonta.

On Monday: There were many ways of coping with local gasoline shortages in March 1974.

Oneonta City Historian Mark Simonson’s column appears twice weekly. On Saturdays, his column focuses on the area during the Depression and before. His Monday columns address local history after the Depression. If you have feedback or ideas about the column, write to him at The Daily Star, or email him at His website is His columns can be found at

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