Welcome. Take a digital journey as you explore the Wells Fargo History Museum.

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At certain places in the Museum, you will see these 3 icons:

Select one on the main menu, and take a digital journey. When you finish each activity, you will receive a special insignia you can share.

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A Journey


REPLACE

Wells Fargo ran the largest stagecoach operation in the world in the 1860s. The six-horse Concord stagecoach provided a vital link between communities across the nation.

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A Journey


Overland passengers had baggage limits. What would you pack? Choose a bundle of items you want for your journey:

A Journey


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Storyteller

Every bundle had a purpose and a value for the people who packed it. Many people journeyed by stagecoach – some famous, most not. All had a goal or a duty that made them go.

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Mark Twain

Mark Twain's novel Roughing It recounts his trip west on the Overland stagecoach in 1861.

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By Express


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Wells Fargo & Co.'s Express sent goods and valuables, quickly and reliably. Wells Fargo sent customers' shipments near and far, and by the fastest means of transportation available.

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By Express


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Your hard work has paid off and you’ve struck it rich in the West. With this new found wealth, you are able to send some of it back East to friends and family.

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By Express


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By Express


Select an Origin and Destination for your shipment

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By Express



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Coded Message


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Wells Fargo used the telegraph between Express offices. It reduced communication time to minutes instead of days. Short nonsense words were used as codes (ciphers) to keep messages secure.

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Coded Message


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You have a choice to make. Three investments require your attention and financial support: purchase stock in a gold mine, invest in a general store, and funds for a new invention. Please reply promptly.

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Coded Message


Choose your responses to send by telegram.

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Coded Message


The telegrapher has secured your message with a code. Where would you like to send it?

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Coded Message


Choose a destination for your telegram. Once sent, your message will display on the museum's iPad for other travelers to decode.

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Coded Message


Sending your telegram to the museum in #REPLACE#

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Coded Message


There was an error sending your message. Please try again.

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Pali Kalam

Success! Here is a copy of the telegram you sent.

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Share Achievements


Congratulations on the items you’ve collected along your digital journey. Share your achievements on your favorite social network.

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