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Archive for May 1st, 2010

This Month in North Carolina History In the late 19th century, many of the large retailers we know today were establishing their first stores and offering new goods and services to middle class consumers. Macy’s doors opened in New York City in 1858; Wanamaker’s in Philadelphia opened in 1861; and Sears and Roebuck founded their […]

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Read all about it in the latest installment of This Month in North Carolina: On May 29, 1988, William Henry Belk opened his first store at the corner of Main and Morgan in Monroe, N.C.  This shop evolved what would become the regional Belk department stores. The postcard below shows Main Street, Monroe, from ca. […]

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