Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo Bank has a large banking presence in Arizona but I bet many people didn’t know there was a museum dedicated to the company’s history located in the lobby of the Wells Fargo tower in downtown Phoenix. It’s well worth a peek inside.

Besides the 19th century stagecoach pictured above, there are also all sorts of artifacts from the gold mining days of the west. There is also a large collection of art by illustrator N.C. Wyeth.

Phoenix isn’t the only city with a Wells Fargo museum. Others are located in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Diego, Minneapolis, Anchorage, and Portland.

8 comments:

Olivier said...

elle est superbe, cela me fait revenir enfant quand je regardais les westerns à la télévision ;o)
it is superb, it gives me back child when I watched westerns on television ;o)

Hilda said...

I have to agree with Olivier :)

But the museums sound fascinating. A piece of real, everyday life history.

Lisa Wilson said...

I didn't know that! Love the stagecoach.

Jarart said...

A fun place to visit with one's sister!

Mo said...

This is very American. Just needs a couple of highway men

JM said...

This is so cool! Glad to know there is such a museum there.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I read a book on Arizona history that said that the passengers sitting across from one another on a full stage coach would have to sit with interlocking knees.

Must have made a ride across Arizona in the hot summer a rather sweaty affair.

I had an office in that building for 10 years, so I am familiar with what they used to call the Wells Fargo History Room.

Wells Fargo has a tradition of supporting local arts and culture.

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