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Wells Fargo History Museum

Wells Fargo History Museum
400 Capitol Mall


In New York City on March 18, 1852, Henry Wells, William Fargo and others signed articles of association that formed a joint stock company to do banking and express business in faraway California. Wells Fargo & Company’s Express transacted financial services through the fastest means available—overseas by sailing ship or steamer, overland by stagecoach, Pony Express and railroad; and later, electronically by telegraph, radio, telephone and the internet. Wells Fargo has come through for miners, merchants, farmers and ranchers since 1852. Wells, Fargo & Co. has grown with the West, with the nation and has a distinct place in history.

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