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Alyssa Bentz

Alyssa Bentz

I am a Wells Fargo historian. Every day, I dig into old papers to look for untold stories. I work with a group of passionate people to find new, engaging ways to share the company’s history. Outside of work, I enjoy playing video games, practicing archery, and walking in California’s open-space parks.

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Story Type Indicator - video. A television with knobs on the right side shows a bride and groom on the screen. There is a blue background behind the television.

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 A black and white illustration shows a man on a horse. Overlapping that image is a red and white image showing a stamp that says: Pony Express, Dollar, Wells Fargo & Co.

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 An photo from 1959 shows the words Motor Bank above an overhang where three cars are parked and one car is driving toward the building. There are four sections under the overhang where a box with a window, the drive-thru lanes, stand.

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 Services like banking by mail, seen in this 1958 ad, were introduced to save time for busy mothers.

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 Chy Lung & Co.’s wholesale tea store in San Francisco was listed in Wells Fargo’s directory of Chinese businesses.

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 Wells Fargo's first recycling program began in the 1970s.

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 Henry Wells and William G. Fargo

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 Shirley Nelson standing in front of the branch she managed in Stonestown, a suburb of San Francisco, in 1975.

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 Robert “Patt” Patterson, center, at the F. W. Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Feb. 2, 1960. Patterson was refused service but remained seated throughout the day.

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