Tag Archives: Golden Gate Bridge

Veterans and the Golden Gate Bridge

Earlier this year we celebrated the Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th Anniversary in San Francisco. During the Memorial Day Weekend celebration, the battleship USS Iowa was towed under the bridge, bound for her new home as a museum ship in Los… 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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On Marina Green!

Yesterday was the first day of the big Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary festival at Marina Green. Lots of things going on all day, a lot today (Sunday), too, including the fireworks spectacular at nightfall. I took a few snapshots,… Continue reading

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T-minus 5 days…

Next weekend, the Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary celebrationhappens at Marina Green in the City by the Bay. Lots of events, stuff to do—Saturday and Sunday, it’s on! Don’t miss the big fireworks display Sunday night. You know it’s gonna… Continue reading

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Stagecoach ahoy!

We’ve been clueing you in on this all week. “Where’s the Stagecoach?” is your ticket to excitement and fabulous gifts. That is, if, like me, you consider churros fabulous. (They’re definitely a gift!) Tomorrow, May 12, the Wells Fargo Stagecoach… Continue reading

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Where’s the Stagecoach?

As I described Monday, the Wells Fargo Stagecoach will appear at a San Francisco location—as yet undisclosed—on Saturday. This is part of the Golden Gate Bridge 75th anniversary celebration. “Where’s the Stagecoach?” is a simple premise. We have a coach… Continue reading

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We have a Sweepstakes winner!

Today—just a few hours ago, in fact!—in Bordentown, N.J., lucky Joseph H. was announced as winner of our Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary sweepstakes. He is stationed at McGuire AFB, and entered our sweepstakes at an ATM. Congratulations, Airman! On… 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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Strawberry Village forever

Well, for an afternoon, anyway. Tomorrow in Mill Valley, Calif., Wells Fargo’s Mobile Museum launches its 2012 tour, and continues Wells Fargo’s participation in the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Mobile Museum will be at Strawberry Village,… Continue reading

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Built in the Bay Area

Yesterday we kicked off the 75th anniversary celebration of the Golden Gate Bridge. The event was at the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito, near the north anchorage of the Bridge. The event featured stagecoach rides, story reading by Casey… Continue reading

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