Monthly Archives: August 2008

Labor Day—Take 3, Everybody!

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Short, Corny Blog

It’s a Thursday here at the Wells Fargo History Museum in downtown Minneapolis. Thursday means vegetables — just a block away from us to the north is the Nicollet Mall Farmer’s Market , held on this day every week during the… Continue reading

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The Trip Is On!

Those of you who read my last post know that I’ve been planning for a 24-day RV trip to retrace the Butterfield Overland Mail Route , which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. Texas  and California  in particular have really… Continue reading

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The Last Word On Watches

Last winter, I did a couple of blog posts about watches that were presented to employees by Wells Fargo for acts of bravery and protecting express shipments. Then a few weeks ago, a package for me arrived at Wells Fargo’s… Continue reading


Wells Fargo On a Motorcycle

We have a story in the Wells Fargo Messenger, June 1918, about Wells Fargo handling the first shipment of Harley-Davidson motorcycles by express. At the time, Harley Davidson  sent a photo to Wells Fargo and Co.’s Express, showing a railroad… Continue reading


Alcatraz and Wells Fargo

On Friday afternoon, August 15, Greg will sign copies of his book at the Wells Fargo History Museum in San Francisco. We’re very proud of his achievement, and we invite everyone to come and pat him on the back. Of… Continue reading

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Wellman on Alcatraz! (But He Has the Best Lawyers…)

On Friday, August 15, Historian Greg Wellman will appear at the Wells Fargo History Museum in San Francisco. From 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Greg will sign copies of his new book, A History of Alcatraz Island: 1853-2008. With over 200… Continue reading

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Caring for Customers

A couple months ago, Charles wrote about the Ada Hancock explosion, and how the actual incident has become a silly treasure hunting tale. I followed up with a post about one of the actual consequences, if you will, of the… Continue reading