September 25, 2016
September 25, 1912. A fashionable Portland, Oregon, bride faced calamity and humiliation. Her wedding cake, weighing a mere 100 pounds, was not at hand. Rather than using a local baker, she found one she liked a little further away -- in Glasgow, Scotland. Not to worry. As soon as the ship docked in San Francisco, Wells Fargo whisked the cake -- perhaps preserved in Scotch -- through customs and hurried it north. The celebration was a grand success!