September 15, 2007
Brian and Clarence Elkin of the Summit National Bank in Baggs, Wyo., heat up branding irons in preparation of burning local ranch brands into the front of the bank on Wednesday afternoon. Clarence, bank president, has been an agricultural lender for 35 years and the family opened the Baggs branch five years ago.
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When the Elkin family opened Summit National Bank in Baggs, Wyo., five years ago, it was providing a missing business service in the Little Snake River Valley for farmers and ranchers.