The Wells Fargo History Museum is located at the site where the company first started doing business in 1852. Back then, this well-known banking company also helped transport goods from the East to West coasts, delivered mail, and kept mining towns and camps fully supplied. Their services allowed the American frontier to develop and thrive.
True relics from the days of the Gold Rush are housed here. Inside, you'll find a genuine stagecoach, plus banking documents, photographs, pistols, gold nuggets, and other memorabilia of a time gone by. These are supplemented by interactive exhibits where visitors can "ride" a replica stagecoach and send telegraphs within the museum.
So come see how gold miners sent and stashed away cash. Ride a mechanical pony. Hear tales from the trail. At the Wells Fargo History Museum, the fun is always fantastic and free.
Cover photo credit: Wally Gobetz via Flickr.