Frequently Asked Questions
Since 1958. The first Stagecoach Appearance Program event took place June 14, 1958, in Hayward, California. Local rancher, Sport Fellingham, was hired to drive a Wells Fargo branded stagecoach to commemorate the opening of a new Wells Fargo store. Tales of Wells Fargo television star, Dale Robertson, also rode along.
26, including 5 smaller coaches used only for displays.
Stagecoaches and horses travel in Wells Fargo-branded “big rig” tractor-trailers.
The stagecoaches are kept on 14 independently owned and operated ranches coast to coast, located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Oregon, Texas, and Washington.
No, the drivers are contractors hired and supervised by Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo stagecoach drivers must have a commercial driver’s license, the ability to train and understand horses for a parade environment, be able to demonstrate at least ten years experience driving a multi-horse hitch and stagecoach in parade and event environments, and be committed to safety and customer service.
The stagecoach drivers own the horses that pull their stagecoach.
Historically, teams of four or six; we use four horses today during parades.
Approximately five miles per hour.
14.5 feet long, 9 feet high, 7 feet wide, 2,500 pounds.
16 historic stagecoaches are currently museum displays. These stagecoaches were made by Abbot and Downing in Concord, New Hampshire, and were used to transport people. Parade stagecoaches and those used in displays at events are replicas.
Fine hard woods (ash, oak), metal rims and hardware, and leather.
Wells Fargo’s stagecoaches make hundreds of public appearances each year. All Wells Fargo stagecoach appearances are requested by team members in the local area. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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