"SAM WALTON'S TRUCK"
Sunday, February 18, 2018
"SAM WALTON'S TRUCK"
"I just don't believe a big showy lifestyle is appropriate. Why do I drive a pickup truck? What am I supposed to haul my dogs around in, a Rolls Royce?" ~ Sam Walton
"This 1979 Ford half-ton truck has 65,627 miles on the odometer. It's an F150 Custom Model with a four-speed manual transmission and four-wheel drive. 'Sam simply loved to drive a truck, that;s all," Helen Walton recalled. 'During hunting season, he could come home, pick up his dogs, and off he would go. He loved that.' The truck came to symbolize Sam's own humble nature and the humility he expected from his executives and associates. The original papers, registration, keys, and sunglasses displayed were all found in the truck just the way he left it." ~ Reprinted text from a nearby information card
"When Sam Walton opened his 5&10 on the Bentonville town square in 1950, he had no idea he’d planted the seeds for what would become the global leader in retail. Today, that humble little dime store is the location of The Walmart Museum, a family-friendly experience in three parts: Walton’s 5&10 (the storefront where everything began), The Walmart Museum (an interactive exhibit gallery that takes you on a fascinating tour of Walmart’s history), and The Spark Café Soda Fountain (a celebration of small-town ice cream soda fountains, complete with soda jerks and 50’s-era music and videos").
~ Reprinted text from The Wal Mart Museum's brochure
Have a blessed day!
The Walmart Museum - 2017
105 N. Main Street
Bentonville, AR 72712
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