Monthly Archives: July 2010

Auld lang syne

An era has passed. Next Monday, Guided By History will have a new look, keeping with a change in the look of communications for the organization at large. While it’s only about changes in font and color, we are rearranging… Continue reading

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Guerilla customer appreciation

Customer feedback comes in many forms, usually based somehow on each individual’s style. The challenge is that sometimes the feedback itself leaves room for interpretation, especially when the feedback is presented in the form of an object…an art object. One… Continue reading

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Mochila, mochilla…let’s call the whole thing off!

2010 marks the 150th Anniversary of the legendary Pony Express that transported mail in a lightning fast ten days from Missouri to California back in 1860-1861. Wells Fargo operated a portion of the Pony Express in 1861, so in preparation… Continue reading

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Port Chicago remembered

Last Saturday, July 17, an event was held at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial in Concord, Calif. The event marked the site’s dedication as the newest unit — the 392nd, to be exact — of the National Park… Continue reading

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Small town bank withstands tests of time

One of the most beautiful areas in the world, the Mendocino Coast, offers breathtaking vistas of ocean, cliffs and forests. In these forests are California Coastal Redwood trees that can grow to be the tallest in the world. One of… Continue reading

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The White City

Last week, Maria wrote about Wells Fargo’s participation at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, in 1893. She has more about that to share with us. Thanks, Maria! (CR) The World’s Columbian Exposition opened to the public on May 1,… Continue reading

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158th anniversary

On July 13, 1852, Wells Fargo and Company opened for business in the bustling gold rush city of San Francisco. This you know already from reading about it over and over and over again. We at Guided by History strongly… Continue reading

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Now I’ve heard everything

Seems @jimmygarfield was at the parade in Evanston, Ill., and saw the Wells Fargo stagecoach. He tweets: Heard a man at the Evanston parade point out the Wells Fargo stahecoach to his little girl and say, “Look! It’s the original… Continue reading

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Wells Fargo at the Chicago World’s Fair

Maria Carrillo has worked as a docent at the Los Angeles museum for four years. She received a B.A. in History with a minor in Political Science from California State University, Fullerton, and a M.A. in Public History from the… Continue reading

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Why do we celebrate July 4th with fireworks?

Amanda Bohn is a museum assistant in Phoenix and has been with Wells Fargo since 2006. She has a B.A. from Arizona State University. Originally from Wisconsin, she has been a resident of Arizona for 15 years. In her free… Continue reading

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