George “Alfred” Monroe (1844-1886) – Born a slave, Monroe later became one of the most skilled “whips” in the American West. A mulatto, gained renown driving stages for United States presidents.
Charley Parkhurst, aka: One Eyed Charley, Mountain Charley, Six-Horse Charley (1812-1879) – Parkhurst was a female tobacco chewing, cussing, gambling California stage driver.
William Trotter (1836-??) – Trotter was as stage driver for two decades before settling down and running a hotel.
Wells, Fargo and Company (1850-present) – The organization began when prosperous New York businessmen, Henry Wells and William Fargo saw great opportunity in the west after gold was discovered. The pair, who had helped to found American Express in 1850, officially created Wells Fargo & Co. on March 18, 1852 with two primary objectives – transportation and banking. The firm survived through diversification and continues to exist today.