Monthly Archives: December 2007

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Pony Bob and Buffalo Bill

Looking for a topic (ANY topic!) to write about today, I came across a bit about “Pony Bob” Haslam  and his career as Pony Express rider, Wells Fargo messenger, and entertainer. The adventures of “Pony Bob” Haslam—so named for his… Continue reading


Where There’s Smoke, There’s Ire

The Wells Fargo News was the internal Company newspaper in 1984. In the February 20 edition of the News, there was a story about Wells Fargo’s newly-implemented smoking policy. Before I go into that, let me tell you that the… Continue reading

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The (Everyday) Stuff of (Weirdo) History

We regularly get boxes full of old papers and stuff from locations across the land. As people go through the old building and spy an old closet full of old stuff, they think to themselves—responsibly, I should add—”this stuff belongs… Continue reading

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Wells Fargo and African American History

Last summer, we sent a researcher to comb archives and collections looking for Wells Fargo mentions in 19th century African American press . African American communities have always been present in America, but too often historically invisible. Historians have begun to… Continue reading


Horsing Around and Getting Hitched

Last weekend, Wells Fargo Historians “horsed around” in the San Francisco History Museum, decorating the premises for the Season. Holiday decorations included a stagecoach full of horses—especially Maggies. Maggie is the eighth limited edition Wells Fargo Plush Pony since 2003…. Continue reading


The Best Man for the Job…

The San Francisco Examiner  ran this story on July 9, 1950, and some anonymous (but intrepid!) historian saved it. Hey, heroically preserving the past — your past.— is what historians do everyday. OK, anyway…the story, as you can see, is… Continue reading