One of the more prominent citizens of Courtland was Charles Lockling. Charles ran the bank and his wife became postmistress for the booming community.
Early in July of 1910, Charles Lockling was almost arrested as a bank robber. Only he wasn't robbing the bank. His house was full of company, and he wanted to get some sleep, so he let himself into the bank. A few other citizens heard something moving inside the bank and quickly surrounded it, certain to catch the burglar as he tried to make his escape.
The July 9, 1910 edition of the "Courtland Arizonan" had the full story. Click or tap here to see the article. Use the browser's back button to return to this page.
Photo courtesy of Tim Lockling, who acquired it through the Bisbee Historical Museum.