By: AP
By: AP

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A team of quarter horses has arrived in
Birmingham to pull a stage coach at parades and events, part of a history lesson and name branding by Alabama newcomer Wells Fargo &

The nation's fourth largest bank, based in San Francisco, has taken over 140 former branches of Wachovia Corp. in Alabama. The bank pays for 21 stage coaches, drivers and their teams to appear at charity events and Old West revivals around the country.

The stage coach and team of horses in Alabama were in Birmingham on Tuesday for a visit to Children's hospital. Appearances are also planned in Montgomery and Mobile as Wells Fargo rolls out its corporate name to replace Wachovia.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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