Monthly Archives: October 2009

Women Making Financial History

In association with the International Museum of Women (IMOW) , the Wells Fargo History Museum in San Francisco has opened its latest exhibit, “Women Making Financial History.” This exhibit examines women’s roles in making and managing money, from the early history… Continue reading

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Clark, Gruber & Co. and the First National Bank of Denver

In past articles I covered the first national bank chartered in California and the first national bank chartered on the Pacific Coast. In this post I’ll share some of the incredible history of the first national bank chartered west of… Continue reading

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Build a Wells Fargo History Museum…

…and they will come….  Minnesota may not be the center of the world in many respects, but the world certainly comes to visit us. Over a span of just two days, the Wells Fargo History Museum in Minnesota had visitors… Continue reading

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Remember and Prepare!

Saturday, October 17, marks the anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake in the Bay Area. We’ve posted some stories this past week of people who remember the day. Also this past week, millions of Californians participated in the “The Great… Continue reading

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“It Shook Pretty Good at the Ballpark”

Naomi Ishida is with Wells Fargo’s Customer Connection. In October 1989, Naomi assisted then-CEO Carl Reichardt. About October 17, Naomi remembers, “I wasn’t even here at the Bank — I was at the World Series game! You can tell where… Continue reading

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“Those Timbers Were More Like Rubber Bands…”

My friend Mike Majoulet works in Wells Fargo Brand Management. He makes sure our communication looks right — that logos are where they belong, that signs in stores say the right thing and don’t get in your way, and that… Continue reading

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Loma Prieta, 20 Years After

Next Saturday, October 17, is the 20th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake.  The quake shook the San Francisco Bay Area beyond its 7.1 Richter score: Dozens of people died, millions in property losses were sustained, and the City was… Continue reading

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Arturo Garcia, 1934-2009

We learned recently that Arturo Garcia passed away earlier this year. Mr. Garcia was Wells Fargo’s first Hispanic Bank Manager. His longtime dream had been, he said, to become a banker and make his way up the corporate ladder to… Continue reading

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El Día de los Muertos

Joycee Wong is Curator at Wells Fargo’s San Francisco History Museum. (Her previous blog is here!) For Hispanic Heritage Month, Joycee reflects on the common sense we all have of celebrating family and life, whether we hail from Oaxaca or… Continue reading

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Guia

Picture this: It’s 1886, you’re a restaurant owner in Aguascalientes, Mexico, and you need a new refrigerator. (Yes, they had them! Not your Frigidaire  or anything, but they had them.) You would especially like one of the latest, most efficient… Continue reading

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