Grand opening day -July 2, 1962- at Wal-Mart Discount City. The store was located in Rogers, which is in the northwest corner of Arkansas.
Photo from Rogers Historical Museum
Another view of Wal-Mart store number one.
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A contemporary aerial view of the same store. It has long since been abandoned by the Bentonville-based company. Recent tenants include the Shelby Lane Crafts & Antique Mall and Feng Gift Trading & Discount Store.
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The prototype Wal-Mart Discount City of the late '60s and early '70s. This drawing appeared in the local Nevada, Missouri newspaper on October 28, 1970. The store depicted here, which was to encompass 45,000 square feet, opened in November 1971.
Drawing from the Nevada (Missouri) Daily Mail