A Brief History of Alva State Bank & Trust Company A meeting was held on August 9, 1901, in the office of Harry E. Mason for the purpose of establishing a new bank. After meeting the requirements of the Territory of Oklahoma Banking Department, Alva State Bank received its Certificate of Authority on September 7, 1901. The Mason family remained active in the management of the bank for many years thereafter. On November 1, 1957, C.W.

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