First Walmart/Sam’s Club (1962 & 1983)

In 1950, Sam Walton purchased a store in Bentonville, Arkansas, which he called Walton’s 5 & 10. Twelve years later — on July 2, 1962 — Sam Walton opened the first Walmart store in Rogers, Arkansas.

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Wal-Mart Store 1

Rogers, Arkansas


The first Sam’s Club

The first of Walmart’s Sam’s Club stores opened in Midwest City, Oklahoma in 1983.

first Sam’s Club midwest city, Oklahoma

See some of the hippest vintage '70s dresses & skirts from the spring/summer 1973 JC Penney catalog

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