Monthly Archives: December 2008

A Taste of Visalia

About 85 miles from Los Angeles the stage route reaches the Tejon pass near Fort Tejon State Historic Park . My first of just two stops today, Ft. Tejon is a peaceful little spot surrounded by velvety smooth hills. When Ormsby… Continue reading


Blogging in a Winter Wonderland

  Hope your Solstice is the best ever!… Continue reading


A “Check-In” Account

I am all for adaptive reuse . There are many creative ways of using an old building for a new purpose. The trend in Minneapolis right now appears to be towards hotels. Just this year, the Ivy Hotel  opened in a… Continue reading

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The Man Who Signs His Name

Continuing our study of the Wells Fargo Messenger, I want to look at an article from the operating officers  that addresses the submission of anonymous letters to the Messenger. As a publication actively seeking submissions from 35,000 express employees, you… Continue reading


Grand Prize Video!

We have vid from Wednesday’s fete at the Wells Fargo Museum. We presented the Grand Prize in the Someday StoriesSM promotion to Evelyn Krieger. Check it out! What a crowd, eh?    … Continue reading

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City of Angels (or How I Met An Ormsby)

My first stop of the day took me to the city of El Monte  , just outside Los Angeles. El Monte was called the “end of the line” of the Santa Fe Trail   by many settlers to this area… Continue reading


Today is Someday!

This morning, I was at the event that awarded Evelyn Krieger the Grand Prize in the Someday StoriesSM promotion. The event was in Wells Fargo’s History Museum in San Francisco, and included donations to Habitat for Humanity , Boys and Girls… Continue reading



Last Thursday at noon, I picked up the phone not knowing who I would find on the line, as I have been fielding questions from the general public on historical questions for more than 30 years. This time, attached to… Continue reading

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Winners! Massachusetts Teen and Habitat for Humanity

Evelyn Krieger has won Wells Fargo’s Someday StoriesSM Grand Prize of $100,000. She entered the contest in order to invest in her daughter’s vision and now she will! Evelyn’s daughter is Leah Larson, a 17-year old entrepreneur from Sharon, Massachusetts,… Continue reading

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Wells Fargo in Mexico (Ongoing…)

Thirteen years ago, in 1995, Wells Fargo joined with Banamex , Mexico’s largest bank, to inaugurate a program of sending money between people in the United States and Mexico. It became enormously popular quickly — four years ago, Wells Fargo’s remittances… Continue reading