Category Archives: Perspective

Road to ownership

When thinking about mortgages, I think of muddy Iowa roads. An odd connection, you say? Not at all, let me explain. Back in 1906, Willard Beal noticed something interesting in his hometown of Waterloo, Iowa. Waterloo was one of Iowa’s … Continue reading

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Mary Roebling

Women have always been an integral part of Wells Fargo and its predecessor institutions. In 1937, just two decades after women gained the right to vote, Mary Roebling rose to be chairwoman and president of the Trenton Trust Company, a … Continue reading

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Meet El Toro

Meet El Toro, the latest addition to the Wells Fargo stable of ponies. The ponies are perhaps one of Wells Fargo’s most popular promotions since King and Billy first appeared in 2003. Each pony is named after a real Wells … Continue reading


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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A Responsible Dog

Jack, Tig, and many other dogs have served as alert guards and loyal companions in protecting money for Wells Fargo. The image of a faithful dog guarding a treasure box became a universal symbol of security and service for the … 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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Back to school? You never left!

Did you stop learning when you left school? I sure didn’t. I am a student every day of the world around me. We learn something new every day, about our past, present, and future. It could be something as simple … Continue reading

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Inspire. Hope. Change.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) PRIDE month is definitely one of the happiest months of the year. The “official” month comes to an end today, but celebrations are far from over. A Presidential Proclamation from May 30th called “upon … Continue reading

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Global continuity

While much of the Asian world is celebrating the Lunar New Year,  I took some time to review some of the historical items I’ve collected, and reflect on what they represent. One interesting object in my collection is a postcard, … Continue reading

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A matter of perspective

Part of the fun of researching stagecoach travel is that so much of what we know about these journeys comes from diaries and letters. It always seems to me that these personal writings allow us, the readers, to get to know … Continue reading

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