Monthly Archives: September 2012

Project Excelsior

I routinely look around the web for notable historic events. I just found this on Project Excelsior, a series of mega-altitude test jumps in 1959 and 1960. The Air Force wanted to figure out how pilots could survive bailouts if… Continue reading

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Yay, bilingualism!

My co-workers and I had a great time this past weekend at the National Book Festival in Washington D.C.! Wells Fargo sponsored the History and Biography tent, and we had a large area in the Let’s Read America tent. Both… Continue reading

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Endeavor

Space shuttle Endeavor, on its way to retirement, flew over the San Francisco Bay Area this morning. Wells Fargo History’s friend Doug Nelson was positioned well in Marin County and got this spectacular shot: I was atop Wells Fargo’s World… Continue reading

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National Book Festival

The Wells Fargo Stagecoach returns to the National Mall! Wells Fargo is a sponsor of the National Book Festival. One of our Concord stagecoaches will be making a stop at the “Let’s Read America” Pavilion, allowing festival-goers an opportunity to… Continue reading

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It’s Book Fest time!

It’s September and fall is on its way. Time to think about getting out to see the autumn leaves (if you live in northern climates), putting summer gear away (unless you live in Florida!), and enjoying more indoor activities, like… Continue reading

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A diversity of discoveries

Because of James Marshall’s 1848 discovery of gold on the American River, California’s 4th graders learn to call the area around San Francisco Bay, Sacramento, and foothills of the Sierra Nevada “Gold Country.” However, another “gold rush” occurred in the… Continue reading

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Summer school

School has already begun this fall. It started for some kids a couple weeks ago— still the summertime to many people. When I was their age that would have been like summer school to me! I think of going to… Continue reading

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Symbol

Connie Whalen is our Museum Manager in Phoenix. Recently, she was in remotest Arizona getting some photographs, as she loves to do when she’s “off the grid.” She was able to get this image: “It was pretty cool how he… Continue reading

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North Western National Bank, 140th Anniversary

On September 7, 1872 North Western National Bank opened for business in Minneapolis. Early records indicate that the bank was started as a railroad bank. According to the Minneapolis city directory of 1873 “the bank was organized in the interests… Continue reading

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