How Wells Fargo helped San Francisco’s cable cars get up the hill
San Francisco’s cable cars have been an important part of the city’s identity — and Wells Fargo has been there to help fund and preserve them since the 1870s.
Backyard pool ownership grew 25-fold after World War II, making the poolside a popular place for summertime parties and fun. Learn more about how Wells Fargo supported middle-class customers and helped make backyard swimming pools more accessible.
In the last half of the 1800s, Wells Fargo’s network of hundreds of agents would take care of a customer’s personal or commercial business by commission, setting off to pay a bill in person, file a deed, or even help make special purchases for hard-to-find fancy doorknobs, a saxophone instruction manual, or a large 34-star U.S. flag.