Monthly Archives: April 2012

You got me…

Here’s an image from our Archives. I admit I have no idea what the backstory is. This—a lovely young woman sitting in an Old West-style chair—is one of those unexplained, curious images we have in the collection. We find them… Continue reading

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Last surviving builder dies

Just saw this—Jake Balestreri passed away at 95. Mr. Baelestreri is believed the last person alive who had been part of building the Golden Gate Bridge. Mr. Baelestreri started working on the bridge when he was 17 years old, one… Continue reading

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International trade is timeless

Over the past decade international trade has been viewed as a growing opportunity. However, international trade has been part of commerce since before we even had notions of political boundaries and borders. An interesting example of trade is the Pacific… Continue reading

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A quick baseball post

Baseball season has begun, so I’m busy following my favorite teams. (There are 30 teams in MLB—I have about 22 favorites. It’s hard.) But I am reminded that there’s historical value so far this new season. The White Sox’ Philip… Continue reading

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Earth Day 2012

Sunday is Earth Day. Guided by History has marked Earth Day several times, including this “miniseries”. We proudly share Wells Fargo’s strong history of environmental awareness. Our sibling blog, The Wells Fargo Environmental Forum, is all about Earth Day, every… Continue reading

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Paying our fair share

James Horton is Senior Vice President and Corporate Tax Director for Wells Fargo & Company and Subsidiaries. He has responsibility for all of the company’s corporate income tax matters including federal, state and foreign income tax compliance, planning, analysis, reporting,… Continue reading

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32 million

Wells Fargo’s Stagecoach Appearance Program has reached a new milestone, logging 1,000 events in 2011—the most appearances in its 54-year history. Lovester Law, who manages the program (and blogs here!), notes the appearances reached 32 million people. “The stagecoach is… Continue reading

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Mobile Museum in Corte Madera and Petaluma

Today and tomorrow, Wells Fargo continues participation in the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge: The Mobile Museum is in Corte Madera and Petaluma, Calif. Corte Madera had the name of Adams for a few years after its founding… Continue reading

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Everyone knows how cool the Wells Fargo Stagecoach Appearance Program is, with their festive parades, free rides and all-around good cheer. But I’d like to take a moment and look behind the scenes. While doing research in the archives about… Continue reading

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