Henry Wells And Fargo Case Study

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Henry Wells and William Fargo became respected businessmen by transporting goods and becoming a bank. In 1849, with gold being found out west, many people needed to ship things cross-country. Henry wells and William Fargo took advantage of this opportunity. The two of them combined their company with several other pony expresses to become an unrivaled leader in transportation to the west (History.com Staff). Once the Continental Railroad was completed Henry and William had an easier time creating a monopoly on shipping goods to the workers and residents of the west (History.com Staff). Once their business was successful they started to serve as a bank buying gold dust, selling paper bank drafts, and loans to help fuel the economy in California
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