This Date in Wells Fargo History Daily: This Date in History news feed. en-US Copyright 2014, Wells Fargo. All rights reserved. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 history 360 This Date in Wells Fargo History April 16, 1863. At least the weather would be cool crossing the plains! Wells Fargo president Danford N. Barney, along with company directors Benjamin P. Cheney and William G. Fargo planned to depart New York for San Francisco, overland. Wells Fargos board of directors ordered them West for the purpose of looking after the interests of this Company. Gold strikes in Idaho and Montana beckoned, while the threat of Rebel commerce raiders against the gold-carrying mail steamers made overland stagecoaching very attractive!

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