Monday, March 7, 2016
JC Penny in Minot – The Golden Rule Store – by Susan Gessner
1916 – Golden Rule Store Part 1 – The first J C Penny Co. store in Minot opened on April 8, 1916. It was located in the Boyer Block on the west side of Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues south. The store was called The Golden Rule which was the original name of J. C. Penny Stores. The manager was C.A. Clapp who would manage the store through 1921. Minot’s store was 112 of 125 at the time for the j C Penny chain. (In 1914 the company the company opened its first North Dakota stores in Fargo, Grand Forks and Whapeton: they were also the company’s first Midwest stores).