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Wells, Fargo & Co. Overland Express & Assay Office
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Historical Background:
In early 1848, financiers and entrepreneurs from all over North America and the world flocked to California drawn by the promise of huge profits soon after gold was found at Sutter's Mill near the small Californian township of Coloma. Vermont native Henry Wells and New Yorker William G. Fargo, two major figures in the young and fiercely competitive express industry, watched the California boom economy with keen interest. On March 18, 1852, they organized Wells, Fargo & Company, a joint-stock association with an initial capitalization of $300,000, to provide express and banking services to California.

In 1866, Wells Fargo bought out the the expanding Overland Express network controlled by transportation tycoon Ben Holladay and combined it with the Pioneer and the Overland Mail stagelines to create the largest stagecoach empire in the world. Stagecoaches carrying the Wells, Fargo & Co. name rolled from Nebraska to California via Denver and Salt Lake City. From Denver, coaches served the mining towns of the Rockies, and from Salt Lake City, they carried mail and passengers to boomtown centers of commerce (and self vigilance) in Montana and Idaho.

In 1869 at Promontory, Utah, dignitaries hammered in a Golden Spike which joined the rails of the Transcontinental Railroad and ended an era of Wells Fargo overland stageline operations. However, stagecoaches continued rolling wherever the railroads did not. Wells Fargo contracted with independent stageline operators to carry treasure boxes and express, even into the early 20th Century.



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 I like it 
  December 4, 2012
Hi, I am interested and I would like to know if is possible to buy it. can you answer this e-mail: emiliano.pal@alice.it. Thanks
Mister oo7
Matty Eason
  September 5, 2010
I love the cart will you make instructions for it?
 I like it 
  October 8, 2009
Another great creation! Love the robbery going on! Very nice creation.
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  September 28, 2008
i like it and I WANT that coverd wagon
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  September 3, 2008
nice job but why is the guy on the left side of the building holding a m1 garande.
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  August 25, 2008
Excellent
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  August 10, 2008
This has the perfect western look to it. The wagon is very good. If you made a whole western town in this style it would be amazing.
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  August 6, 2008
I think the western theme is great, and this is a fantastic example keep it up.
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  August 5, 2008
I like the porch railing, and good presentation :)
 I like it 
  August 5, 2008
NIce model... Not to mention the history. Don't think I've been to your pages before, I gotta do that. Good day
 
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