|Photo by Chuck Woodbury|
Desert Sun State Bank was not willing to pop for the kind of money it would take for a real brick and mortar location. So it drove in a motorhome, secured it from would-be robbers and erected a roof overhead to keep away the elements.
It must have been a very nice thing for residents to have their own bank. In this photo, there's a line out the door waiting to get in. But that's understandable: only one customer at a time was allowed inside.
We don't know exactly when the RV bank left Quartzsite, but it wasn't there too long, we know that. And as the years passed, Desert Sun State Bank was acquired by another bank, which was acquired by yet another, its name lost along the way.
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