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DailyFinance: Pop Quiz—Do You Know the Weird History of These Companies' Names?

4. J.C. Penney Began 111 Years Ago as a Small Dry-Goods Store Selling Work Clothes. What Did It Call Itself Back Then?

Answer: C, Golden Rule

James Cash Penney opened his first store in Wyoming in 1902. And much like 7-Eleven, the stores initially operated under a different name, in this case, Golden Rule. He began to phase out the name after incorporating as the J.C. Penney Company in 1913.

(J.C. Penney)

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