This Date in Wells Fargo History

September 04, 2015

September 4, 1937. A new vision came to the First National Bank of Reno. The Great Depression had wiped out a competing network of banks; the Transamerica Corporation had added new capital; and former bank president Richard Kierman had become governor, rallying citizens with the cry, "Nevada--One Sound State." Now, no longer would the bank name be confined to "The Biggest Little City in the World." It became the First National Bank of Nevada. A pioneer in developing the Silver State's gaming industry -- Las Vegas in 1941 and South Shore Lake Tahoe in 1955 -- the First National Bank of Nevada is a proud member of the Wells Fargo family.