Monthly Archives: March 2009

Charlie Parkhurst

Our tour season is certainly under way here in the Los Angeles museum. Every year, February through June is the time when most schools decide to come visit us. Something that came to mind recently, as I was doing one… Continue reading


Earth Hour, 2009

This weekend, an environmental observance begun in 2005 continues. Earth Hour  happens on Saturday night, March 28, at 8:30 p.m. your time. (For more, take a look at the Earth Hour website. ) At that time, for an hour, we all… Continue reading

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A Woman Executive

After spending the last 20 years working in Wachovia’s corporate archives, it shouldn’t surprise me when I come across historical milestone gems while researching totally unrelated topics. It happened again last week. I probably wouldn’t have even noticed this particular… Continue reading


Honor, Courage, Commitment

Rachelle Stewart works in Southern California for Wells Fargo, helping Team members develop their customer service skills. Rachelle is also a United States Marine. I asked Rachelle to give us a personal history that contributes to GBH’s recognition of Women’s… Continue reading


Wells Fargo Horses

In the nineteenth century, the sight of galloping horses pulling a stagecoach brought people to Wells Fargo for mail, packages, and news. Today the sight of two large, white horses in front of a stagecoach brings people — especially children… Continue reading


Women’s Work

You will know my age when I reveal that the song “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In,”  flower power  and the Women’s Liberation movement   were big news when I was in college. Women were demanding more career options, and the great… Continue reading

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Delia Rawson

At the age of 14, Delia Hackett Rawson was the first — and perhaps the youngest — girl stage driver ever to carry the U.S. mail in California. She drove for her father’s stage line on the hilly route from… Continue reading


Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month , which Wells Fargo celebrates. We are proud of contributions women have made throughout our history. Henry Wells established Wells College for women in upstate New York in 1869. “Give her the opportunity!” he said, and… Continue reading

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A Bouncy Tale

Riding a stagecoach was an experience, whether going West overland, or just getting around locally, back East. One traveler was going 70 miles from Rome, Georgia , to Blue Mountain, Alabama, near Anniston.  His destination, through the Appalachian Mountains , was the… Continue reading