Monthly Archives: June 2014

Inspire. Hope. Change.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) PRIDE month is definitely one of the happiest months of the year. The “official” month comes to an end today, but celebrations are far from over. A Presidential Proclamation from May 30th called “upon … Continue reading

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Like, Wells Fargo

In 2009, Wells Fargo History Museums launched a page on Facebook. We wanted to share our history and our events from the Museum point of view, stories that show how we connect with the community. Since then, the “Museums Facebook … Continue reading

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Wells Fargo and Yosemite

In 1864, Senator John Conness of California introduced a bill to preserve the magnificent Yosemite Valley, and giant Sequoia trees, in Mariposa Big Tree Grove. Senate Bill 203 proposed granting the land to the State of California for preservation, public … Continue reading

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Wells Fargo telegraph

On June 20, 1840, Samuel F.B. Morse patented the telegraph. It’s pretty safe to claim that the telegraph made business in America modern, and that it accelerated the pace of everyday life very quickly. The telegraph was an important tool … Continue reading

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Juneteenth 2014

Juneteenth 2014 is celebrated over several days this week, and in many places. Its anniversary date is June 19, 1865, when Federal soldiers in Galveston, Texas, announced that all slaves were free. The 2 ½-year gap between the Emancipation Proclamation … Continue reading

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Portland Rose Festival now and then

The Rose Festival in Portland was last weekend, and the Wells Fargo stagecoach appeared in the Grand Floral Parade on Saturday. The Rose Festival was a simple idea that became a community tradition. In 1905, Portland Mayor Harry Lane floated … Continue reading

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Fly it high!

June 14th is Flag Day.  That year in 1777 Congress gave some scant directions aimed at establishing a national banner: Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be … Continue reading

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Save your money. Go coach.

Over the years, Wells Fargo marketing departments have utilized our rich history in creative ways to advertise. I especially love all the phrases we have used in banking ads that slyly refer to our express and stagecoach businesses. We move … Continue reading

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Phoenix PRIDE

Danielle Anderson is a Marketing specialist with the Wells Fargo Stagecoach Appearance Program. She has lived in California all her life, and vows to never leave. When not working, Danielle is shopping, reading, or exploring all that the Bay Area … Continue reading

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