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Fargo, William George 1818-1881

Expressman; born in Pompey, N. Y., May 20, 1818; became the Buffalo agent of the Pomeroy Express Company in 1843; established the first express company west of Buffalo in partnership with Henry Wells and Daniel Dunning in 1844. The line was extended until it reached San Francisco, Cal. In 1868 Mr. Fargo became president of the corporation, which by the time of his death had 2,700 offices, over 5,000 employees, and a capital of $18,000,000. The city of Fargo, N. D., was named after him. He died in Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. 3, 1881. See pony express.

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