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This Day in Wells Fargo HistoryFebruary 23, 1855

A financial panic hit California, forcing banks to close. Wells Fargo’s bank in San Francisco temporarily shut its doors while gathering gold and coins from agents in distant mining regions. When it reopened three days later, confidence was restored.
Drawing of three men and two women stand at a large wood counter in a room labeled Banking Department. Clerks count coins and wait on these people from the other side of the counter, which also holds a large scale. Two men stand away from the counter, in conversation.

A partnership born to solve challenges

Throughout their lives, Henry Wells and William G. Fargo, the founders of Wells, Fargo & Co., were known for their innovation and dedication to customers.

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