Notes from the Past

Thus the West Grew

No history of the development of the great Western states can ever be written without acknowledgment of the part Wells Fargo played in establishing life in the new territories.  Whenever the miners moved to new areas, three enterprises would open for business in rapid succession: a saloon, a blacksmith shop, and the inevitable Well Fargo Express office, for mail and supplies.  The U. S. post office always lagged far behind.
 
- George B. Sloane
Sloane's Column
Stamps
December 23, 1950
Posted October 30, 1999

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