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THE FIRST WALMART STORE OPENED IN 1962

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First store located at 719 W. Walnut Street in Rogers, Arkansas

Walmart was founded by Sam Walton (below) in 1962 and incorporated on October 
31,1969. The company has over 11,000 stores in 28 countries with headquarters
in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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Samuel Moore "Sam" Walton
(March 29, 1918 – April 5, 1992)

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FOUNDER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1918

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Samuel Moore "Sam" Walton
(March 29, 1918 – April 5, 1992)

Oklahoma-born Sam Walton is the founder of Walmart retail chain and
Sam’s Club. He worked at J.C. Penny in Des Moines, Iowa, training in
management. He managed his first variety store, which was part of
the Butler Brothers chain, in 1945 when he was only 26.



Walton’s Five and Dime, now the Wal-Mart Visitor’s Center, Bentonville

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LET THE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING BEGIN!

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VISIT YOUR NEAREST SODA FOUNTAIN ~

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KMART FOUNDER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1867

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Sebastian Spering Kresge (July 31, 1867 – October 18, 1966)

Kresge was the founder of the S. S. Kresge Company, one of the
20th century’s largest retail organizations. The company was later
renamed the Kmart Corporation in 1977.

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