Wells, Fargo, & Co.

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A US transportation company founded in 1852 by the businessmen Henry Wells (1805–78) and William Fargo (1818–81) and others. It carried mail to and from the newly developed West, founded a San Francisco bank, and later ran a stagecoach service (having bought the Pony Express system) until the development of a transcontinental railway service.

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