Monthly Archives: May 2011

Remember your neighbors, too

This Memorial Day, as you honor those who have died in service to our country, please also remember the many people whose lives have been destroyed—or lost—in the storms of recent weeks. Floods and tornadoes have devastated such a large… Continue reading

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Floss, brush, and create

Artist Scott Weaver has spent years creating a dynamic sculpture that focuses on San Francisco icons—Victorians, bridges, Museums, neighborhoods, Humphrey the Humpback Whale. Weaver rolls ping pong balls along tracks built into the sculpture. (I counted four separate ping pong… Continue reading

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Floods of 2011

The Mississippi River has flooded areas from Illinois to Louisiana. People’s homes, farms, businesses, neighborhoods are flooded or in imminent danger. Heck, even whole towns are underwater. This map from the National Weather Service shows flood warnings along other waterways… Continue reading

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Harmon Killebrew (1936-2011)

22 seasons, 1954-1975 8,147 at-bats 2,086 hits 1,584 runs batted in Most Valuable Player in the American League, 1969 1,559 walks .509 lifetime slugging percentage (.609 in 1961) 573 career home runs, 11th all-time 0—zero—sacrifice bunts We’ll miss you,… Continue reading

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433

Check it out! The Abbot-Downing Company originally manufactured this Wells Fargo Stagecoach—no. 433—in 1875. Today, this Stagecoach is on display at 55th & Madison Avenue in midtown Manhattan. Its brilliant décor of red and yellow paint shines in New York… Continue reading

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Wells Fargo in New Jersey

In March, Wachovia stores in New York converted to Wells Fargo. This was accomplished with a great deal of publicity. There were lots of events in New York to announce Wells Fargo’s return to the place it was born in… Continue reading

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More history, more golf & more ponies

Well, it is day four of the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, N.C. What a busy four days it’s already been and the tournament has barely begun! I am happy to report that so far both the Championship and History… Continue reading

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QWERTY

Guided By History readers, please welcome our newest guest blogger, Candice Helgeson! Candice has been a museum assistant at the Wells Fargo History Museum in Phoenix since 2009. She has a BA in history and an MA in military history…. Continue reading

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History on the move … with golf!

After the successful Hello New York pilot event, our History on the Move mobile museum is rolling on to Charlotte, NC, to participate in the Wells Fargo Championship. We are very excited to be a part of this historic event… Continue reading

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