Sam Walton's Hat


Sam Walton founded his first Wal-Mart store in 1962 in Rogers, Arkansas and his first Sam’s Club wholesale store in 1983 in Midwest City, Oklahoma. Walton was known for preferring baseball caps to staid business clothes, exemplified in this trucker-style hat he wore. The hat has a white mesh back with a blue front and bill that reads “WAL-MART/Our People Make The Difference/SAM’s Wholesale Club.”

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Exhibition: American Enterprise

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Related Publication: Sewer, Andy; Allison, David; Liebhold, Peter; Davis, Nancy; Franz, Kathleen G.. American Enterprise: A History of Business in America

Credit Line: Gift of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2014.0111.01Accession Number: 2014.0111Catalog Number: 2014.0111.01

Object Name: hat

Physical Description: white (overall color)red (overall color)plastic (overall material)fabric (overall material)blue (overall color)Measurements: overall: 5 1/4 in x 8 in x 11 in; 13.335 cm x 20.32 cm x 27.94 cm


Record Id: nmah_1466258

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