Robert Gaskill built The Bank on the failures of others.

He got his start in bank ownership in 1961 by buying a failed institution in Winona, Kan., from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. He went on to buy five more wrecked Kansas farm banks from the government or individuals in the 1970s through the early 1990s.

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