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Wal-Mart is 50 Years

    50 years ago Wal-Mart the empire of evil unleashed great savings to all and plenty of parking.

    On July 2, 1962, Sam Walton opened the first Wal-Mart Discount City store located at 719 Walnut Ave. in Rogers, Arkansas. Within five years, the company expanded to 24 stores across Arkansas and reached $12.6 million in sales. In 1968, it opened its first stores outside Arkansas, in Sikeston, Missouri and Claremore, Oklahoma.

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