A history of how a shipping company becomes a bank

Dr. Tiemann was the invited speaker at the Rotary Club of San Mateo on February. His talk was entitled “Banking in Gold Rush California — The Adams Express Company.” In this talk, Dr. Tiemann explores the story of the Adams Express Company — the largest express company and second-largest bank — in San Francisco and explains how and why it failed in 1855.

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