Monthly Archives: July 2012

Family ties

In a 1929 article titled “The Wachovia Spirit,” published in The Wachovia magazine, Col. Frances Fries, founder of the Wachovia Loan and Trust Company in 1893, responded to some visiting bankers who were admiring the beautiful building in which the… Continue reading

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Wells Fargo Mobile® Banking turns 5

Five years ago, Wells Fargo launched Wells Fargo Mobile® (, that enables customers to access their Wells Fargo financial relationship on mobile devices. Since then, customers have initiated more than one billion sessions using mobile and text banking. In fact,… Continue reading

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“What’s Past is Prologue”

Sue Choate submitted this blog post only a few days before John G. Medlin Jr. passed away at the age of 78. Just short of two months later, Guided by History is proud to feature Sue’s testament to the affection… Continue reading

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The March to Valley Forge

GBH is uniquely pleased to introduce Alyssa Bentz, Museum Assistant at the Wells Fargo History Museum in Philadelphia. Alyssa has a BA in History/Art History from the University of Delaware (where she also received her Masters in History). In addition… Continue reading

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On July 13, 1852, Wells Fargo and Co’s Express opened its doors at 114 Montgomery Street in bustling San Francisco. The first known eastbound transaction was $100, sent to Buffalo, New York. Up the river about 90 miles, the Sacramento… Continue reading

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The Centennial Exhibition of 1876

Steven Greenstein is a Museum Assistant in Philadelphia. He has a B.A. in History from American University and an M.A. in Public History from Temple University. He enjoys bicycling, reading, and traveling. We are happy that another full-on Historian is… Continue reading

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Send & Receive Money

Wells Fargo recently launched Send & Receive Money, a simplified person-to-person money transfer service. Now, Wells Fargo customers’ payments—to other Wells Fargo, and Bank of America customers—through online and mobile banking no longer need an account number to pay electronically…. Continue reading

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Have a happy 4th!

Guided by History hopes you have a swell Independence Day! A barbeque, a baseball game, a long afternoon at the lake, a fireworks display that lasts a long time. Yeah! We’ll be back later in the week. Have a good… Continue reading

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