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ZCMI Co-op Building

1870-1900

 
 
ZCMI Co-op Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 21, 2017
1. ZCMI Co-op Building Marker
Inscription.  Official outlet of the ZCMI (Zion's Co-operative Mercantile Institution), "America's First Department Store". This building housed the Franklin Co-op from circa 1877 to 1900. It was part of the ZCMI co-operative system serving more than 150 communities in the Intermountain area with retail commodities and services beginning in 1868.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1877.
 
Location. 42° 1.04′ N, 111° 48.039′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Idaho, in Franklin County. Marker is on East Main Street near 1st Street East, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 East Main Street, Franklin ID 83237, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Franklin Historic District (a few steps from this marker); FCMI Store 1858 (a few steps from this marker); Franklin Relic Hall - 1937 (a few steps from this marker); Hatch House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lorenzo Hill Hatch & John Doney Houses (within shouting distance
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of this marker); Franklin's Pioneer School House 1860 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Birthplace of Samuel P. Cowley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Fort of Franklin (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
ZCMI Co-op Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 21, 2017
2. ZCMI Co-op Building and Marker
The marker is on the door.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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