About Alyssa Bentz

Alyssa Bentz is a Corporate Historian for Wells Fargo.

Meet the four-legged pride of Wells Fargo Service

Whether delivering mail and money to customers or starring in the Stagecoach Appearance Program, Wells Fargo’s horses have always been well-fed, well-cared for, and well-loved.

Meet the four-legged pride of Wells Fargo Service2019-07-11T18:08:27-04:00

When neon lights predicted the weather in Minnesota

Northwestern National Bank installed a 157-foot-tall Weatherball atop its building in downtown Minneapolis in 1949, making it the largest bank sign between Chicago and the West Coast.

When neon lights predicted the weather in Minnesota2019-07-11T18:06:44-04:00

A Wells Fargo board member’s fight against slavery

James McKaye, an original board member for Wells Fargo, was an abolitionist whose work led to the creation of the Freedmen’s Bureau in 1864 to protect the rights of African Americans.

A Wells Fargo board member’s fight against slavery2019-07-10T13:19:01-04:00

From Tuskegee Airmen to Wells Fargo bankers

A Wells Fargo historian shares the stories of Col. George S. Roberts and Lt. Col. James A. Walker, two former team members who were part of the famous Tuskegee Airmen.

From Tuskegee Airmen to Wells Fargo bankers2019-07-10T13:55:31-04:00

Marching with Pride and expanding LGBT protections

A Wells Fargo historian shares the story of the company's participation in the San Francisco Pride parade each year since 1992 and the growth of the PRIDE Team Member Network.

Marching with Pride and expanding LGBT protections2019-07-09T15:31:57-04:00

The surprising start of Wells, Fargo, & Co.

Throughout their lives, Henry Wells and William G. Fargo, the founders of Wells, Fargo & Co., were known for their innovation and dedication to customers.

The surprising start of Wells, Fargo, & Co.2019-07-10T13:57:30-04:00

Checks almost too pretty to cash?

A Wells Fargo historian shares how full-colored stagecoach designs made their way into Wells Fargo checkbooks, revolutionizing the ‘rather dull field’ of bank checks.

Checks almost too pretty to cash?2019-07-11T12:53:07-04:00

The real story behind the Pony Express

Find out how the Pony Express allowed people across the U.S. to hear the latest news and get in touch with friends and family quicker than ever — and why a national crisis made the service essential.

The real story behind the Pony Express2019-07-11T12:40:41-04:00