Mary Fields was born a slave on this date in 1832. She was a Black entrepreneur and stagecoach driver. Fields was a gun-totin' female in the American Wild West who was six feet tall, powerful, and she carried a pair of six-shooters and an eight or ten-gauge shotgun. Mary became a U.S. mail coach driver for the Cascade County region of central Montana in 1895. She and her mule, Moses, never missed a day, and it was in this aptitude that she became a legend in her own time, Stage Coach Mary!
WELLS FARGO: 160th Anniversary: Wells Fargo History / 160th Anniversary: On March 18, 1852, in New York City, Henry Wells, William Fargo and others signed articles of association for a joint stock company to do a banking and express business in distant California. Rushing for gold and silver in the West, overland by pony and stagecoach, offering “Ocean-to-Ocean” service by 1888 Wells, Fargo & Co. grew with the nation and is part of American History.