Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2011

Abstract

Although not from the Sooner State, J. C. Penney made his mark on Oklahoma and its people through his retail empire based on his golden rule principles. By visiting his store locations in the state, Penney influenced a new generation of company leadership to grow from the small towns in Oklahoma. David D. Kruger explains the impact of Penney the man and J.C. Penney the company on the culture of retail shopping in Oklahoma.

Publication Title

Chronicles of Oklahoma

Comments

Link to publisher's website: http://www.okhistory.org/publications/contents

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