Monthly Archives: June 2010

Pride in New York City

What a weekend I had. No matter how good yours was, I got you beat — that’s just how it is. Well, anyway, I was in Manhattan for NYC Pride as I boasted last week. We posted real time to… Continue reading

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Pride is everywhere. I’m in New York.

This weekend, June 26 and 27th, I will be in Manhattan for NYC Pride. I will ride in the stagecoach as the parade makes its way along Fifth Avenue, from the West Village to the Garment District (-ish). I’ll be… Continue reading

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The Pony Express rides again!

From June 6 to June 26, 2010, riders on horseback are once again completing a Pony Express mail delivery from San Francisco, California to St. Joseph, Missouri. Every year, the National Pony Express Association does a re-ride over the… Continue reading

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Juneteenth / Fathers Day

June 19th is the date we celebrate Juneteenth. The very next day is Fathers Day. This presents a major opportunity. Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 when slaves in Galveston, Texas learned they had been legally free for over two… Continue reading

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Turtle guerrilla video

This story is having its day on the web. I like it, myself. Paul Schultz, U.S. Coast Guard investigator in Key West, Florida, found a digital camera in the water. He couldn’t identify the owner, but the content was secure…. Continue reading

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South Carolina’s Senior Bank, part 2

In my last post, I recounted how Bank of Charleston (South Carolina) emerged from the defunct Second Bank of the United States as a strong local bank. But the institution had deep holdings of Confederate debt. To survive, Bank of… Continue reading

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South Carolina’s Senior Bank, part 1

I guess it is official — I’ve got the historian bug. Over the past couple of years, to increase my knowledge of banking history, I’ve acquired several books that document it. Many are commissioned by the banks themselves as they… 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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