Monthly Archives: March 2014

S.S. Central America

Steve Greenstein works in our Philadelphia History Museum. This is his third blog for Guided by History. (CR) When Wells Fargo & Company was founded in 1852, the overland stagecoach travel was six years in the future. Wells Fargo shipped … Continue reading

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The Road Ahead: Wells Fargo and Trucking

In support of its dedication to the transportation industry, Wells Fargo Equipment Finance and Wells Fargo Capital Finance are making a big appearance at the Mid-America Trucking Show this week. It makes sense: Wells Fargo has been in the transportation business … Continue reading

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San Francisco Museum Refresh

Today, the Wells Fargo History Museum in San Francisco reopens after months of hard work. The space has been refreshed with new treatments: floors, walls…Even a new reception station. But there’s more that’s new: Exhibits are updated, and include interactive … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Wells Fargo

162 years young today! On March 18, 1852 Henry Wells and William Fargo signed the Articles of Association at the Astor House in New York City creating Wells, Fargo & Co. They were already successful express businessmen on the Atlantic … Continue reading



Tom Bennett is our Curator at the Alaska Heritage Museum at Wells Fargo, in Anchorage. He has been involved with museums for 29 years as a Museum Attendant to Director. Tom is involved with the Alaska Zoo and is currently … Continue reading

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Sacramento Union

The Sacramento Union was a prominent newspaper in old—and new—California. It ran from 1851 to 1994. Today, all that remains of the newspaper is a sign marked “Daily Union” on a building in Old Sacramento State Historic Park. This can … Continue reading

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