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June 18, 1869. A new way for women to earn an honest living took shape today when Wells Fargo banker James K.S. Latham joined with others to incorporate the Women's Cooperative Printing Union. Banned from learning how to set type by social prejudice and printers' unions, Emily Pitts Stevens, Lizzie G. Richmond, and others formed their own. Pitts Stevens, editor of the Pioneer, the first suffragist paper in California, soon turned to other aspects of woman's rights, but Richmond made the union a success. For 20 years, it was at 420-424 Montgomery Street, the current site of Wells Fargo & Company's headquarters. Appropriately, the Women's Cooperative Printing Union printed checks for Wells Fargo.

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