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1865 Cancelled Check from First National Bank of Pontiac


This and 100 other checks fell from the ceiling of 33 N Saginaw, Pontiac in 2016 as we renovated this old jewelry store building. It was made out to Mr. Dibble for $45.00. Mr. Dibble lost the naming rights to Dibbleville, Michigan to Mr. Fenton (now known as Fenton, MI) in a poker game. If you go to Fenton today, you can sit in a life size bronze statue of this poker game and play your hand.


The $0.01 cent stamp on this check was to pay for the Civil War debts of The Nation. Imagine what hands this may have been traded thru? Honored beyond words to have found this before it was tucked into a garbage bag on that Tuesday morning.

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