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Kemmerer in Lincoln County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Home of James C. Penney

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 26, 2014
1. Home of James C. Penney Marker
Inscription.
Founded J.C. Penny Company Inc.
April 14, 1902 in Kemmerer Wyoming
Operated by J.C. Penny Homestead, Inc.

 
Erected by J.C. Penney Homestead.
 
Location. 41° 47.692′ N, 110° 32.21′ W. Marker is in Kemmerer, Wyoming, in Lincoln County. Marker is at the intersection of J.C. Penney Drive and Lignite Street, on the right when traveling west on J.C. Penney Drive. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 722 J.C. Penney Drive, Kemmerer WY 83101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wyoming Centennial (within shouting distance of this marker); Kemmerer Founders Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oregon Trail Memorial (about 300 feet away); Fossil Butte (approx. 5 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  James Cash Penney: From Clerk to Chain-store Tycoon - Wyoming Historical Society. Penney grew up in an era in America when agriculture was giving way to industrialization, and he would become part of the movement that saw millions
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 26, 2014
2. Home of James C. Penney Marker
leave farming for urban occupations. His father, James Cash Penney Sr., was a minister and civic leader who ran unsuccessfully for Congress on a populist ticket in 1894. But the elder Penney also ran a 390-acre farm where the family raised both cattle and crops. Penney had hoped to attend college when he graduated from high school in 1893, but his parents could not afford to send him. So Penney stayed on the farm for two years, until his father found him work as a clerk at a local dry goods merchant. Penney took to this new line of work, and began to set aside money to start a business of his own.
(Submitted on January 30, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
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By Barry Swackhamer
3. James Cash Penney
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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