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Why: In Reader's Digest, a quote from J.C. Penney:
Every business is built on friendship.Answer: James Cash Penney was born in Hamilton, MO, in 1875. By 1912, he had 34 dry goods stores in the Rocky Mountain states. He expanded nationwide and had 1,400 by 1929.
The More You Know: In 1994, Penney was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians along with Bob Barker, George Washington Carver, Walter Cronkite, Walt Disney, Betty Grable, Charlie Parker, Ginger Rogers, Sacajawea, Harry Truman, Mark Twain, and Laura Ingalls Wilder.