Monthly Archives: March 2006

Send Currency By Wells Fargo

In an earlier post, the writer Gertrude Atherton wrote of the inconvenience of being cashless. She was luckier than most, as she had a New York banker to help her out of a desperate situation. Unfortunately, not everyone had her… Continue reading

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Archives Q&A

There are probably not many banks that have an historical archive. We’re fortunate to have one. Here are a few things you may want to know about ours. Q: So what’s in the Archives? A: The Archives is an amazing… Continue reading

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Blogging, c.1906

As a working artist , I love art museums. The range of perspective, creativity and just daring innovation is inspirational. Yesterday I attended a show at our fair city’s Museum of Modern Art  (SF MOMA) where—like in most galleries at the… Continue reading

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Share Your Story

Knowing that I’ve been on the lookout for accounts of disasters from Wells Fargo Team Members, historian Marianne Babal brought a copy of the Wells Fargo News from October 20, 1987 to my attention. The newsletter contains stories of Team… Continue reading

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Double Exposure

Last Saturday was set aside for a trip to the Legion of Honor’s  exhibit entitled After the Ruins, 1906 and 2006: Rephotographing the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire. It was a beautiful day. The sky and the bay were so… Continue reading

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Deja Vu All Over Again

I live on the northeast side of the East Bay Hills. On October 20, 1991, a fire broke out on the Oakland side of the hills , and it was the worst fire that involved the loss of property and life… Continue reading

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An account of the political situation  in San Francisco in 1906 sheds interesting light on how the city responded in the quake’s aftermath. I can’t help but see parallels with New Orleans, as the city grapples with the aftermath of… Continue reading

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Leaving The Big Easy

I received this email from a Wells Fargo Team Member the day before we launched our blog. Kathleen Kelley wrote: “After reading the cover story about the new web site regarding blogging, I thought my story would be an appropriate… Continue reading

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The fire of ’06 burned 28,000 buildings and left over 200,000 San Francisco residents homeless—half the city’s population. Another 70,000-90,000 were without shelter in surrounding communities. People took refuge in any open space, in parks and vacant lots. Episcopal Bishop… Continue reading

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New Events Calendar

Thanks to our excellent designer/blogger—and “all things San Francisco” — John Poyser, we have a great new events calendar in the right-hand side bar of our blog. Simply mouse-over the calendar dates, and if there are events scheduled that day,… Continue reading

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