Sam Walton, Made in America: My Story Setting & Symbolism

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Kingfisher, Oklahoma

Sam Walton's birthplace; he lives there until he is five, and these origins in 1918 help to define his financial outlook since he was raised during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl era.

University of Missouri

Where Sam attended college and was Rush captain of his fraternity and president of the student body; he graduates with a business degree.

Newport, Arkansas

The location of the first Ben Franklin store that Sam owned. After five successful years in Newport, he is forced to give up his store due to a legal mistake in his leasing contract.

Bentonville, Arkansas

The next location where Sam opens his first variety stores and the eventual birthplace of Wal-Mart. Today, Bentonville is the headquarters of Wal-Mart operations.

Sam's airplane

Sam purchases an airplane that goes 100 miles an hour to help him scout out future Wal-Mart locations. He attributes the plane with helping him...

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