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Blanding in San Juan County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

ZCMI Co-Op Building

1918-1939

 
 
ZCMI Co-Op Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 18, 2016
1. ZCMI Co-Op Building Marker
Inscription.  Official outlet of ZCMI (Zion's Co-operative Mercantile Institution), "America's First Department Store". This building housed the Grayson City Co-op from 1918 to 1939 when the name was changed to Parley Redd Mercantile. Both companies were part of the ZCMI co-operative system servicing 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 1918.
 
Location. 37° 37.459′ N, 109° 28.697′ W. Marker is in Blanding, Utah, in San Juan County. Marker can be reached from South Main Street. Marker is inside of Redd's Ace Hardware. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 82 South Main Street, Blanding UT 84511, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Settlement of Blanding (approx. 0.2 miles away); C.C.C. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Chief Posey's War (approx. 5.7 miles away); Verdure (approx. 13.3 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker was on the front entrance of Parley Redd Mercantile. The north and west sides of the building have had major additions over the years and the ZCMI Co-op building is the southeast corner of the building.
The front entrance, of the co-op, is now inside the building.
 
ZCMI Co-Op Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 18, 2016
2. ZCMI Co-Op Building Marker
Marker is above Pepsi-Cola machine.
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ZCMI Co-Op Building image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 18, 2016
3. ZCMI Co-Op Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 397 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 5, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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