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History of Wells Fargo


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An illustrated history of the legendary company with an emphasis on numismatics. You will see and learn about: The discovery of gold in California that created the need for coinage Efforts by private issuers and the government to create a uniform coinage Formation of American Express in 1850 that included Wells & Fargo How gold started as dust and ended up as money Examples of paper drafts, stock certificates, checks and other monetary instruments that are now collectible Why Federal paper money was not accepted in California Importance of steam ships to get to California The Wells Fargo mail system including the Pony Express and use of stage coaches Buyouts, mergers, corporate raiders, completion of the railroad, Emperor Norton, gold-backed national bank notes and more Speaker(s): Robert J. Chandler.
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