WELLS FARGO by Edward Hungerford


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The posthumous work of a railroad devotee and an ex- employee of Wells Fargo, this recounts the past glories and the current and future activities of the famous firm, in hurrying, vivid style. The stories of violence, death, Indian attacks, stagecoach and train robberies, the weathering of financial as well as physical storms, the hardihood of the Pony Express -- these are dramatic companions to the careers of the men who founded the company in 1852 -- Wells and Fargo -- and those who followed in their steps. It is the story of carrying the mail, banking, of the opening up of the West after the Gold Rush, of the vigilance and dependability of the company, of its growing importance nationally, commercially, during its existence, until the merger, with other companies, into the American Railroad Express. The closing chapter is a tribute to Mexico's hardy die- hard, Elmer Jones, and his determination not to let the Wells Fargo name die. A fast paced saga of transport pioneering.

Pub Date: July 28th, 1949
Publisher: Random House