Monthly Archives: February 2012

John Q. Jackson

John Quincy Jackson was a Wells Fargo banker and express agent at Wells Fargo’s busy office in Auburn, California. During the height of the Gold Rush from 1852-1861, agent Jackson worked many days from dawn to nearly midnight. When a… Continue reading

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Wells Fargo: 160 years

On March 18, Wells Fargo celebrates our 160th birthday. On that date in 1852, Henry Wells and William Fargo, along with other investors and Directors, signed the Articles of Incorporation at the tony Astor House on Broadway in New York… Continue reading

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The true life of Schinus Molle

Jayne Henn is a Museum Assistant in Old Town San Diego. She is also an enthusiast of California landscape and spices. We are happy to have Jayne’s first post on GBH! (CR) To me, pepper is truly the “King of… Continue reading

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Last outpost of the Buffalo Soldiers

The origin of the term “Buffalo Soldiers” has several versions. The term refers to the US Army’s African American cavalry units formed after the Civil War. More than likely, it originated with Native Americans who fought fierce battles against black… Continue reading

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Whitney Houston

Entertainer extraordinaire Whitney Houston died this past weekend. This took us all by surprise, and it’s a loss to pop music and to her fans…. Continue reading

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Wells Fargo in Arizona

On Tuesday, Arizona celebrates 100 years of statehood. At long last, something to do on February 14th! There is a huge celebration in Phoenix this weekend. Wells Fargo will participate, with the Stagecoach on display at Arizona Best Fest. (And… Continue reading

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Lieutenant Colonel James A. Walker

Wells Fargo is very proud that former team members were part of the (again-) famous Tuskegee Airmen. We have blogged about this several times. With the release of Red Tails a couple weeks ago, I told of our search within… Continue reading

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Don Cornelius, 1936-2012

I read that Don Cornelius died the other day. Cornelius gave us “Soul Train” (“The Hippest Trip in America”), the every-Saturday TV show that brought the latest and greatest in pop culture from 1970 to 2006. Cornelius was close to… Continue reading

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