In the early 1960s the female employees at Farmers and Merchants Bank of Ashland had a designated day weekly to wear their matching pastel green striped dresses. Pictured are (from left) Ramona Billings, Ruth Martin Kolb, Merna Dimmit Vinson, Evelyn Haase, Dorothea Rogers Sherman, Josephine Henry Ziegenbein, Anita Gillespie and Audrey Wilson. In 2018 the family-owned Farmers and Merchants Bank, founded in 1883 by the Wiggenhorn family, is celebrating their 135th year serving the Ashland community.
For more information on other items from Ashland’s history, visit the Ashland History Museum at 205 North 15th Street, Ashland. The museum is open on Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and by appointment.