About Marianne Babal

Marianne Babal is a Corporate Historian for Wells Fargo.

From above the Civil War battlefield to the bank

In the 1940s, Elizabeth “Betty” Wall got a loan from a local bank to join a local Sky Club. She used her flight experience to become one of the first women to fly military aircraft in U.S. history.

From above the Civil War battlefield to the bank2019-10-09T13:57:09-08:00

Charter Number 1

In the 1860s, the federal government created a new type of bank to provide standardization for bank customers. The First National Bank of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania was the first of its kind.

Charter Number 12019-10-09T15:42:45-08:00

Dispensing money like magic

A Wells Fargo historian shares how the company’s ATMs have improved the customer experience over time, from “Silver Service” ATMs at just a few branches in the 1970s to more than 13,000 today.

Dispensing money like magic2019-10-09T15:23:18-08:00

Around the world since 1852

Find out how Wells Fargo expanded its presence from California to 38 overseas offices, serving customers worldwide today.

Around the world since 18522019-10-10T14:00:08-08:00

Wells Fargo’s role in the Great War

A Wells Fargo historian explains how the company helped with financial and transportation needs during World War I — and how the end of the war led to a national holiday.

Wells Fargo’s role in the Great War2019-10-09T13:48:50-08:00

Outwitting outlaws

Find out how Wells Fargo’s special agents in the 1800s helped protect the company and its customers.

Outwitting outlaws2019-10-09T14:02:38-08:00