Monday, October 8, 2012
Wells Fargo Gold Wagon
Today's picture shows the Wells Fargo Gold Wagon in Deadwood. This was the armored car of the day. If you click on the picture for an enlarged view, you can see the men are all armed. The wagon was used to transport gold from the Great Homestake Mine. The wagon is carrying $250,000 in gold. At the time, gold was about $20 an ounce, so that would be 12,500 ounces of gold. So in today's dollars, it would be carrying $22,125,000.