Author Archives: Amanda Walters

Teach Children to Save Day

I recently started a piggy bank with my three year old son in an effort to teach him early about the importance of saving and budgeting money.  He is very excited about having his own savings and now any time … Continue reading

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Mary Taggart: Wells Fargo’s First Female Agent

In the June, 1876, The Expressman’s Monthly, appeared a story about an “isolated case” of an actual female agent for the Southern Express Co., in Montezuma, GA.  This young agent, a Miss Annie L. Smith, was reported to be “most … Continue reading


Second of Exchange: When Business is History

Recently Historical Services received a research request from team member John Sipple with Wells Fargo Wealth Management, who was interested in knowing more about a set of documents he owns, including an 1862 Second of Exchange and a personal letter.  As someone who … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Turkey

Recently while perusing through the Wells Fargo Messenger I noticed that every year around Thanksgiving there was mention of the “Thanksgiving Turkeys.” In the mid-1880s Wells Fargo started a program where they gave team members a turkey for Thanksgiving.  Qualification for … Continue reading

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Follow up on Wells Fargo Agent Trustrim Connell

In May 2012 I wrote a blog about former Wells Fargo agent Trustrim Connell and his Congressional Medal of Honor.   On Friday, October 24th I had the honor of attending The Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Reception & Induction Ceremony … Continue reading

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Adopt a Native Elder Program

Rochelle is a Museum Assistant at the Wells Fargo History Museum in downtown Phoenix. She has been with the museum since 2011 after receiving her B.A. in History at the University of Arizona. She is a member of the White … Continue reading

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Maynard Dixon Country

Christopher Adix is Museum Assistant at our Wells Fargo History Museum in Phoenix. He also works as a tour guide at Taliesin West (Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and school of architecture). He lives in Scottsdale with his wife, three children … Continue reading

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Explosive Summer Movies

Every summer it seems that Hollywood does its best to get audiences excited about the latest “Summer Blockbuster.”  I, like many of you, love a great summer action movie.  Car chases, catch phrases and over the top explosions are some of … Continue reading

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Millions of Peaches

Summer is in full swing and this time of year is a fresh fruit and vegetable lover’s paradise.  Farmers markets are full of fresh, locally grown produce.  Being the mother of three young children I am always happy when I can provide … Continue reading

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Trustrim Connell

It feels like every time I turn around, its time to commemorate another milestone. Arizona celebrated our Centennial on February 14th, and Wells Fargo marked its 160th anniversary on March 18th. April 6th was the 147th anniversary of a lesser-known… Continue reading

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