Monthly Archives: October 2012

Lloyd P. Johnson (May 1, 1930 – October 22, 2012)

Lloyd P. Johnson, former CEO and Chairman of Norwest Corporation, died last week in California at age 82. A native Minnesotan, Johnson, become CEO of Norwest in 1985. The company’s headquarters in downtown Minneapolis had been destroyed three years earlier… Continue reading

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Two seats better than one?

Usually they are. After all, who doesn’t want to have an adjacent empty seat when on a long flight? When it comes to government, however, can two seats ever be better than one? Imagine the confusion if you had to… 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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The Power of We

Today is Blog Action Day, wherein “bloggers from different countries, interests and languages blog about one important global topic on the same day.” Past years’ topics include environment, hunger, food. This year, it’s “The Power of We.” What’s that? Well,… Continue reading

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Faster than railroads

Steve Greenstein works in our Philadelphia History Museum. This is his second blog for Guided by History. Thanks, Steve! (CR) Wells Fargo invested in and directed the Butterfield Overland stagecoach, which brought a person from Missouri out to Los Angeles,… Continue reading

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Four-legged survivors of the “Titanic”

This year marked the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. It only took 2 ½ hours for the entire vessel to sink after it hit an iceberg on April 14, 1912. There were not enough lifeboats for everyone… Continue reading

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Fifteen thousand miles by stage

Heather Andolina is a Museum Assistant in Charlotte, N.C. A historian at heart, Heather earned a B.A. in History from Thomas More College and an M.A. in History from Winthrop University. She is one of a myriad of Buckeyes who… Continue reading

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Moving day

School started again in August and September. For many families this signals the symbolic end of summer, and ushers in the return to routines, study schedules, and practice events. For many this is also moving day, as freshmen move away… Continue reading

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