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What keeps the wheels of human progress turning?
The drive to explore new horizons.
The resolve to overcome hardships.
The courage to embrace diversity.
The compassion to lend a hand.
The motivation to always look ahead.
These things are alive in all of us.
Let’s explore where we’ve been and discover what’s next.

Making milestones

The history of Wells Fargo is the story of always looking forward. Discover the innovations that have been part of our DNA since day one.

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This day in history

August 14, 1855

In a letter written this day, Wells Fargo agent Charles T. Blake enclosed an image of Wells Fargo’s office in Iowa Hill, California. "You will see me standing in the middle door,” he wrote to his father. Photo credit: California Historical Society

What drives us

Meet the visionaries, trailblazers, inventors, and local heroes who explored new horizons and embraced diverse perspectives to become a part of our history.

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