Thursday, March 10, 2016
James Cash Penny – Visits to Minot – 1916 –
Research By Susan Gessner
In a surprise visit on Monday, November 27, 1916, Penny inspected the Golden Rule Store and spent the evening with the manager and his wife. 1933 – Penny visited on Friday, May 26, 1933. He checked out the store; selling shoes at one point. He spoke to the Minot Senior High students and visited stores in nearby towns. 1960 – At the time of his visit on Friday, January 8, 1960. The JC Penny chain had 1700 stores. The 84 year old Penny came to inspect the newly remodeled Minot Store. He spoke about his personal philosophy at the store and as a guest at a luncheon for Minot service clubs. He then went on to visit the Penny store in Harvey, ND.