Thwarted bank robbery lives on at Meeker Range Call

The first bank robbery in Meeker happened in 1896 and will be reenacted Thursday, July 5, in downtown Meeker at 6 p.m. Plans for reenacting Meeker’s second bank robbery (2012), have not been finalized. The RBC Historical Society puts on the event and serves root beer floats after the performance.

MEEKER I Every year, a dedicated bunch of Meeker locals return to the scene of the crime: the 1896 attempted armed robbery of Meeker’s bank. While none of the actors were alive back then, many of them can trace their family history back to the original participants.