Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wednesday in Wyoming -- July 26, 2017

Today marks the last day of our tour of the JCPenney Mother Store, and what better way to end it than to show you a display of items connected to Mr. Penney himself?
Here we have one of his hats, along with a bronze bust of him in his older days. What do you think about the gold shoes? Too flashy? That's what I thought at first, but then I realized that they were an appropriate gift for a man who started his career at a store called "The Golden Rule."

From everything I've read about him, James Cash Penney embodied the values in the golden rule and left a legacy of hard work, honesty, and caring, not to mention a multi-billion dollar enterprise that bears his name. A fine legacy, indeed.


  1. Really interesting peek into history. Thanks for bringing us this. That was a long drive from Cheyenne to Kemmerer!

    1. It was definitely a long day trip, especially since we saw things other than the Penney's store and homestead, but it was a fun excursion.