Monthly Archives: November 2009

SelfServ Blogging!

Just so you know, Guided By History is going to look a little different soon. We’re changing our art — the online look and feel, the stuff on the right, access to older posts, and searchability. All that stuff. Don’t… Continue reading

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I am thankful for Archives

It’s Thanksgiving, and the Archives have some things to share that give us a lot to consider…. Are we saturated with sports in modern times? Has the meaning of the holiday been eclipsed by the power of games on TV?… Continue reading

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Maggie L. Walker

My colleague Marianne Babal is a VIP in the Public History world  (scroll down a little). A friend of hers teaches at The College of William & Mary  in Williamsburg, Virginia, and earlier this year his/her students found a treasure… Continue reading

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Tomatoes

Thanksgiving is almost here, and I’ve finally finished readying my yard for winter : I raked leaves, put away the grill, and pulled out the remnants of my garden – like my tomato plants.  I had been feasting off homegrown tomatoes… Continue reading

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Traveler’s companion: The gourd canteen

Sala Faruq works as a museum assistant at the Wells Fargo History Museum in Old Town San Diego. We are thrilled to present her first post at GBH! (CR) When traveling by stagecoach, passengers were only allowed 40 pounds of… Continue reading

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Wells Fargo and Veterans Day

When I was a kid, I viewed Veterans Day  as another holiday to commemorate distant events, and one of two times a year my Cub Scout  troop would place flags on graves at a local Veterans Cemetery.  In hindsight, I… Continue reading

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Wells Fargo in Colorado

On Saturday, November 7, 19 Wachovia Bank stores in Colorado will convert to the Wells Fargo brand. Although Colorado is the first state where Wachovia signs will disappear, Wells Fargo is not a newcomer to the Centennial State. On November… Continue reading

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Mrs. Shore’s loss is women’s gain

When was the last time you lost $2,150? And because of a holeā€”not in your pocket, but in your stocking! The Wells Fargo History Museum in San Francisco recently opened a new exhibit, “Women Making Financial History.” It interprets the… Continue reading

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