The City of Banks celebrates 100 years


Banks 100 Year Celebration   One hundred years ago 100 voters cast ballots to incorporate their community into a city, and The City of Banks was created.
   Banks was named after successful businessman and farmer John L. Banks, who was originally from Pennsylvania and traveled to Oregon in 1882.
   Last week the residents of Banks, and those who serve the city, celebrated the kick off of the town's centennial with historic photos, memorabilia, music, and food.
   Earlier this month the Washington County Board of Commissioners also recognized the city's 100th year in a proclamation.
   The celebrations will continue this summer when Banks will host a special 4th of July parade.
   To learn and see more, visit The City of Banks' Facebook page.