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Monthly Archives: March 2008
When Henry Wells established Wells College for women in 1869, his purpose was clear: “Give her the opportunity!” he thundered. Wells Fargo has a long history of hiring women, echoing founder Henry Wells’ words. The Company’s first female agent was… Continue reading
In September of 1858, stagecoaches left St. Louis and San Francisco on their way to San Francisco and St. Louis, respectively. The Overland Mail Company was on the road. Here’s the story of the OMC in a nutshell. John Butterfield… Continue reading
The other day a family came in to visit the Old Sacramento Museum, led by the matriarch. I had a nice conversation with the woman, the subject of which prompted me to write this post. We were discussing Black Bart,… Continue reading
Our Museum was visited recently by 18 professors from Peking University students, in Minneapolis as adult ESL students. On the same day, a Minnesota man visited the Museum with his three cousins from Sweden. While these two groups may live… Continue reading
So Guided By History marks its second anniversary today. That’s right, two years of bringing History to The People! Frankly, I deserve all the credit, but I want to share it because that’s just the kind of guy I am… Continue reading
In January, tornadoes bombarded the South , taking more than fifty lives — at least thirty of those in my native state of Tennessee. Stories of survival in this tragedy include a man who managed to protect himself by pulling a… Continue reading