Author Archives: Amanda Walters

Opening Day! 163 years ago.

Henry Wells and William Fargo signed the Articles of Association, establishing Wells Fargo & Co Express, on March 18th 1852 in New York City.  Four months later they were ready to open for business in California. In the 1856 San … Continue reading

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National Teacher Appreciation Day

Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day, which is part of National Teacher Appreciation Week.  Make sure you take the time today, or this week to let a teacher know how much you appreciate them.  In 2013, as part of Wells Fargo’s … Continue reading

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Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in honor of both the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and  the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. Chinese immigrants made … Continue reading

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Teach Children to Save Day

I recently started a piggy bank with my three year old son in an effort to teach him early about the importance of saving and budgeting money.  He is very excited about having his own savings and now any time … Continue reading

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Mary Taggart: Wells Fargo’s First Female Agent

In the June, 1876, The Expressman’s Monthly, appeared a story about an “isolated case” of an actual female agent for the Southern Express Co., in Montezuma, GA.  This young agent, a Miss Annie L. Smith, was reported to be “most … Continue reading


Second of Exchange: When Business is History

Recently Historical Services received a research request from team member John Sipple with Wells Fargo Wealth Management, who was interested in knowing more about a set of documents he owns, including an 1862 Second of Exchange and a personal letter.  As someone who … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Turkey

Recently while perusing through the Wells Fargo Messenger I noticed that every year around Thanksgiving there was mention of the “Thanksgiving Turkeys.” In the mid-1880s Wells Fargo started a program where they gave team members a turkey for Thanksgiving.  Qualification for … Continue reading

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Follow up on Wells Fargo Agent Trustrim Connell

In May 2012 I wrote a blog about former Wells Fargo agent Trustrim Connell and his Congressional Medal of Honor.   On Friday, October 24th I had the honor of attending The Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Reception & Induction Ceremony … Continue reading

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Adopt a Native Elder Program

Rochelle is a Museum Assistant at the Wells Fargo History Museum in downtown Phoenix. She has been with the museum since 2011 after receiving her B.A. in History at the University of Arizona. She is a member of the White … Continue reading

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Maynard Dixon Country

Christopher Adix is Museum Assistant at our Wells Fargo History Museum in Phoenix. He also works as a tour guide at Taliesin West (Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and school of architecture). He lives in Scottsdale with his wife, three children … Continue reading

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