Tag Archives: Pony Express

Our Horses, Ourselves

“Horsepower” is a term kicked around on TV commercials for cars and trucks, conjuring the sound of big engines and the feeling of acceleration. Hearing the word, most folks would not think about stagecoaches, or the sight of young Pony… Continue reading

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Artist sketch: Maynard Dixon

Natalia is a museum assistant at the Wells Fargo Museum in Old Town Sacramento. She completed undergraduate work in art studio and anthropology, and has a Master’s degree in tourism and recreation management. Her work, she writes, is guided by… Continue reading

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More history, more golf & more ponies

Well, it is day four of the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, N.C. What a busy four days it’s already been and the tournament has barely begun! I am happy to report that so far both the Championship and History… Continue reading

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History on the move … with golf!

After the successful Hello New York pilot event, our History on the Move mobile museum is rolling on to Charlotte, NC, to participate in the Wells Fargo Championship. We are very excited to be a part of this historic event… Continue reading

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Pony Express riders

As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Pony Express, I can only imagine what riders endured to deliver the mail over 1,840 miles of harsh conditions, difficult terrain, and unwelcome situations. Who were these Pony Express riders, and what… Continue reading

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New stuff for you

Here at Wells Fargo, our History Department has recently been working on a new exhibit, and on revamping our website. It’s been very fun and exciting seeing our ideas materialize, so I want to share all of these new resources… Continue reading

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Wells Fargo and the Pony Express | 150 Years

On April 3rd, 1860, the fabled Pony Express sent its first riders west from St. Joseph, Missouri, and east from Sacramento, California. What transpired over the next 18 months was unstable business and a changing route, as railroads squeezed in… Continue reading

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Tribute to a Fan of History

In 1987, I spent the summer working in D.C. as a college intern for the Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution.  The purpose of the Commission was “to plan and develop activities appropriate to commemorate the signing of… Continue reading

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