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The Wells Fargo book of the gold rush

by Margaret Rau

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Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • California
    • Subjects:
    • Frontier and pioneer life -- California -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile literature.,
    • California -- Gold discoveries -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile literature.,
    • California -- History -- 1846-1850 -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile literature.,
    • California -- Gold discoveries.,
    • California -- History -- 1846-1850.

    • About the Edition

      Chronicles the California gold rush, from its beginning in 1848, through its peak, to the 1849 recession that brought about its end.

      Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p.137-138) and index.

      Statementby Margaret Rau ; illustrations from the Wells Fargo archives.
      GenrePictorial works, Juvenile literature.
      ContributionsWells, Fargo & Company.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF865 .R28 2001
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 143 p. :
      Number of Pages143
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL39408M
      ISBN 10068983019X
      LC Control Number99028767

      Visit us. Second Street Sacramento, California @ Open every day a.m. to p.m. Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. U.S. West book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. History of Wells, Fargo & Co., established during the California Gold Rush. Illu /5(4).

        Chinese customers signed their names in this book to confirm they received their deliveries of coins and other packages at the Wells Fargo office in Folsom, California, in the s. New customers needed to be identified by someone familiar to the agent to .   Wells, Fargo and Co., the freighting and banking company, got its start in at the height of the Gold Rush period in California. It bought out a number of smaller stagecoach lines running between towns and mining camps in the gold fields and eventually established a monopoly in the business in the by: 2.

      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 . MLA Format. The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. "Offices of Wells-Fargo Co. during the Gold Rush (reconstruction).".


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The Wells Fargo book of the gold rush by Margaret Rau Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Wells Fargo Book of the Gold Rush by Margaret Rau begins with James Marshall's discovery of gold flakes in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas and chronicles the mayhem that follows, with covered wagons headed west, townships springing up in their path and the start of Wells Fargo inwhich provided an "express forwarding agency 3/5(1).

When gold was discovered and the territory was ceded to the United States, thousands literally traveled to this territory to make their fortune. Few actually made it rich.

Two people who did were Wells and Fargo who started a bank and express company. This is a nice short read of the history of the California Gold Rush ().3/5. The Wells Fargo Book of the Gold Rush (Book): Rau, Margaret: Chronicles the California gold rush, from its beginning inthrough its peak, to.

Get this from a library. The Wells Fargo book of the gold rush. [Margaret Rau; Wells, Fargo & Company.] -- Chronicles the California gold rush, from its beginning inthrough its peak, to the recession that brought about its end.

Another significant person of the California Gold Rush was Henry Wells, the founder of the Wells Fargo Company. Wells was born on Decem in Thetford, Vermont.

HIs father, Shipley, was a Presbyterian minister. His mother, Dolly, was a homemaker. As a young boy, Wells had moved with his parents to a farm in Fayette, New York. This book is a great introduction for children to the California Gold Rush with one exception.

Wells, Fargo & Co. was an express company that preformed banking services as a necessary side line to their express business and not the other way around.3/5(1). Gold!,” thus propelling California into statehood and Sutter into poverty. Rau discusses technical details of mining, trade, demographics, personalities, customs, history, the story of the Wells Fargo Company, and more in an account generously illustrated from the Wells Fargo : Margaret Rau.

Wells Fargo opened for business in the gold rush port of San Francisco, and soon Wells Fargo’s agents opened offices in the other new cities and mining camps of the West. In the boom and bust economy of the s, Wells Fargo earned a reputation of trust by dealing rapidly and responsibly with people’s money.

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The Wells Fargo Book of the Gold Rush by Margaret Rau begins with James Marshall's discovery of gold flakes in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas and chronicles the. The Wells Fargo Book of the Gold Rush Rau, Margaret (illus. by Wells Fargo Historical Archives) Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, ().

Books shelved as gold-rush: The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt, Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende, The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton, Walk on Eart. The company trafficked in gold dust and mail. When Wells Fargo (Wells, Fargo and Company) established its express and banking business in the California gold country in Julyit inadvertently inspired two additional enterprises.

Book Review: Rush to Gold, by Malcolm J. Rohrbough. In Rush to Gold author Malcolm Rohrbough focuses on the. Inyears after the commencement of the Gold Rush, Wells Fargo remains an icon of growth and development of the American West.

Established inthe company has survived the test of time and finance and. Actually Wells Fargo started as an express company. They competed with the Adams Express in the beginning but all the big express companies went into banking.

They were the ones who hauled the gold in from the mines anyway so why not. There was a run on banks in early san Francisco too. It wound up helping Wells Fargo by getting rid of Adams & Co.

Those striking images of stagecoaches traversing rugged mountain terrain are no mere marketing gimmick, but part and parcel of Wells Fargo's storied past.

When Henry Wells and William Fargo founded the company inthe gold rush had already brought thousands of people to California and uncovered the largest amount of wealth then known to the world.

InFargo co-founded Wells, Fargo, & Company to bring the services of an express company to the gold mining towns of California. american Express and Wells Fargo combined the facilities to provide a fast transportation of goods and communication between California, the Atlantic Coast, Europe, and the places in between.

The Wells Fargo Museum was formed to celebrate the history of the Wells Fargo bank. Yet, such a legacy is so tightly tied to California gold that many of the displays are devoted to the shinny stuff. While the museum occupies a small section of street in San Francisco’s Financial District, it is packed with gold nuggets, gold dust, and gold.

Kayaks, Paintings and Days of Gold. Wells Fargo bought the museum inand has its own piece of Alaska history to share: the bank and delivery service used to ship gold out from the Klondike during the gold-rush days of the late s and early s, while also bringing in both miners and materials.

She drove for Wells Fargo, at least once moving a large cargo of gold across the country. Image Charley Parkhurst’s gravestone in Watsonville, Calif. Catalogue: Wells, Fargo and Company historical exhibit etc. at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

and across the seas by Fargo & Company Wells (Book) 4 editions published in in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide.“Wells Fargo followed the money,” Boessenecker writes, “and robbers followed Wells Fargo.” Blending the research skills of a historian and the approach of a novelist, Boessenecker chronicles guards from the California Gold Rush era (e.g., Pilsbury “Chips” Hodgkins), when Wells Fargo was formed, through the stagecoach- and train.

In their rush for gold, the robbers apparently passed right by some of Wells Fargo's true treasures, including antique stagecoaches and noted : Marlize Van Romburgh.