J. C. Penney: The Man With a Thousand Partners

Jason Offutt

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James Cash Penney was born on a small farm in a family that valued hard work and fair play. When he was twenty, he got a job at a store and saved up to buy his own store. Over many years, he opened more and more stores across the country. J. C. Penney’s business was based on the idea of being fair to both his employees and his customers. When his stores made a lot of money, he shared that money with his employees and gave money to charities. J. C. Penney became one of the most successful and respected businessmen in the United States.

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James Cash Penney was born on a small farm in a family that valued hard work and fair play. When he was twenty, he got a job at a store and saved up to buy his own store. Over many years, he opened more and more stores across the country. J. C. Penney’s business was based on the idea of being fair to both his employees and his customers. When his stores made a lot of money, he shared that money with his employees and gave money to charities. J. C. Penney became one of the most successful and respected businessmen in the United States.

Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Early Years in Hamilton

Chapter 2: The Golden Rule

Chapter 3: Tragedy and Success and Tragedy

Chapter 4: The Great Depression

Chapter 5: Penney Returns to Hamilton

Legacy: The Man with a Thousand Partners

Timeline

For Further Reading

Index

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Authors

Jason Offutt has an MA in communications and is a journalism instructor at Northwest Missouri State University. He has worked as a newspaper reporter, sports photographer, editor managing editor, and columnist. He has also written numerous articles and several books on human and regional folklore, focusing on stories of the paranormal.

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