Introduced in 2007, Plush Pony Maggie represented a Wells Fargo horse by that name who worked in San Francisco, California.
In 1909, a beautiful mare named Maggie represented Wells Fargo in the first annual San Francisco Work Horse Parade. The San Francisco SPCA organized the Work Horse Parade to demonstrate that responsible treatment of animals paid dividends for businesses that depended upon them.
At age 25, Maggie had worked for Wells Fargo for over 20 years. For the Work Horse Parade, Maggie was entered into the “old horse” class, along with another Wells Fargo horse, Menlo. “Old class” or not, Maggie was as strong as any younger horse.
Local newspapers covered the Work Horse Parade and announced the winners. Courtesy Library of Congress.
Catalog of entries for San Francisco’s first work horse parade in 1909.