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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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Museums, new and renewed

Last July (the 28th, to be exact), the Wells Fargo History Museum in Minneapolis celebrated its tenth anniversary. As part of Wells Fargo’s merger of equals with Norwest, we installed a museum space inside the beautiful César Pelli building in… Continue reading

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The White City

Last week, Maria wrote about Wells Fargo’s participation at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, in 1893. She has more about that to share with us. Thanks, Maria! (CR) The World’s Columbian Exposition opened to the public on May 1,… Continue reading

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Wells Fargo at the Chicago World’s Fair

Maria Carrillo has worked as a docent at the Los Angeles museum for four years. She received a B.A. in History with a minor in Political Science from California State University, Fullerton, and a M.A. in Public History from the… Continue reading

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