Re-enactment resurrects Meeker bank robbery

MEEKER I One of Meeker’s claims to fame was the dramatic attempted robbery of the Bank of Meeker on Oct. 13, 1896.

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.