Monthly Archives: June 2008

Stagecoach Rides at 50

A week and a half ago, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Wells Fargo’s Stagecoach Appearance Program. The event was at the Hayward, California store. I got lots of video — some of it was even useable for Guided By… Continue reading

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Thoughts on Juneteenth

If family is the root of Black culture, as Ebony surmised in 2002 , then family reunions strengthen those roots. With a goal of preserving the family, Black family reunions have become very popular over the past decade, and many families… Continue reading

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Pride

June is Pride Month, commemorating the beginning of the modern gay rights movement at Stonewall  in New York City, 1969. Over the past couple weeks, and for the next couple weeks, pride events are taking place in many cities throughout… Continue reading

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Juneteenth

Juneteenth  is a celebration that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19th, 1865, Union Army troops landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the Civil War had ended. This was two and a half years… Continue reading

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Hayward Stagecoach Event: Happy 50th!

Saturday was the 50th anniversary, to the day, of Wells Fargo’s Stagecoach Appearance Program. It was a big hoo ha in Hayward, California.  Here’s some vid! We hope you enjoy it. (You can Ignore the guy in red… )… Continue reading

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Hayward, 1958: A Juggernaut is Launched

On June 14, 1958, Wells Fargo arranged to have “Sport” Fellingham drive a stagecoach at the opening of a Wells Fargo branch in Hayward, California. That Saturday afternoon, Fellingham’s stagecoach, outriders and two Buick automobiles paraded through Hayward. It was… Continue reading

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50 Years! A Stagecoach On Parade

On June 14, 1958, Wells Fargo Bank launched a new era in public relations — the bank presented a stagecoach on parade at the opening of a new branch office in Hayward, California . A historic stagecoach from Wells Fargo had… Continue reading

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A Half Century of Fellinghams

On June 14, 1958, Wells Fargo Bank experimented with a new public relations idea. The bank arranged with Alfred D. “Sport” Fellingham to drive a borrowed mudwagon to the opening of Wells Fargo Bank’s new office in Hayward, California . Sport… Continue reading

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The 6/6 Factor

June 6 is an important date in history. The Great Seattle Fire  happened in 1889, Chrysler Corporation   was formed in 1925, and the first drive-in theater  opened in 1933. This is also D-Day , the Allied invasion of France in… Continue reading

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The Customer First!

Putting the customer first is the obvious way to success, but some people never get it. A 1909 incident with the Great Northern  Express Co. in Butte, Montana, demonstrates this. A huge produce firm in Butte  asked the Great Northern… Continue reading

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