This Date in Wells Fargo History Daily: This Date in History news feed. en-US Copyright 2015, Wells Fargo. All rights reserved. Wed, 27 May 2015 history 360 This Date in Wells Fargo History May 27, 1882. Tombstone, Arizona Territory, lived up to its name in the early 1880s when too many found only tombstones and not fortunes. Ex-Confederate cowboys battled Republican businessmen. During these tough times, Wells Fargo hired the Earp brothers to ride shotgun on bullion-carrying stagecoaches. Morgan Earp was the usual messenger, but Wyatt sometimes went along. The San Francisco Examiner reported today that while brother Virgil Earp was in San Francisco attending to wounds, Wells Fargo presented him with a large gold five-pointed star set within a circle engraved, "City Marshal, Tombstone, A.T. , V.M. Earp, with Compliments of Wells, Fargo & Co."

Wed, 27 May 2015