🠈 Wells Fargo 🠊
Wells Fargo (NYSE WFC) is a financial institution based in San Francisco. The company was founded in 1852 by Henry Wells and William G. Fargo as a mail express and banking company to serve the California Gold Rush and Western United States. Two years early, Mr. Wells and Fargo had established a similar company in Buffalo, New York called American Express.
Wells Fargo purchased the Butterfield Overland Mail Route in 1860, and later took over the remainin assets of the Pony Express in 1866. In 1905 Wells Fargo spun off its express service and the bank merged with Nevada National Bank. In the ensuing two centuries, the bank went through a variety of mergers and contractions (notably the majority of assets of the company (minus the bank) were nationalized in 1918 during the First World War. Other notable mergers include the 1983 purchase of Crocker Nation, the 1988 purchase of Barclays Bank, the 1996 purchase of First Interstate Bank, and the 1996 Purchase of First Interstate Bank. In 1998 the company Norwest purchased Wells Fargo, then changed its name to Wells Fargo.
Other notable achievements, Wells Fargo was the first company to offer online banking services in May 1995.
I have always been impressed with Wells Fargo taste in architecture as many of the most inspiring buildings in towns in the Mountain West carry the company's brand.
See Wells Fargo History for more information on the history of the bank.
Pictures of Wells Fargo Buildings in my various wanderings:
- Phoenix Color - Banks: Wells Fargo
- Boulder Color - Banks: Wells Fargo
- Colorado Springs Color - Banking: Wells Fargo
- Garfield Colorado Links - Banks: Wells Fargo
- Grand Junction - Banks: Wells Fargo
- Missoula Websites - Banks: Wells Fargo Bank
- Carbon County Color - Banks: Wells Fargo
- Cedar City - Banks: Wells Fargo Bank
- Moab - Banks: Wells Fargo
- Park City, Utah - Banks: Wells Fargo
- Saint George - Banks: Wells Fargo
- Salt Lake Sites - Banks: Wells Fargo Bank
- Tooele - Banking: Wells Fargo
- Vernal, Utah. US - Banks: Wells Fargo
- Wasatch Color - Banks: Wells Fargo
- Cheyenne, Wyoming. US - Banks: Wells Fargo
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