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Boldly Going Nowhere
Bret Burquest

Famous Arkansas People

Posted Sunday, August 4, 2013, at 11:51 AM
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  • Bret,

    Enjoy your blogs, however Sam Walton is not a native of Newport, AR. He was born in Kingfisher, OK and raised mostly in Missouri. I have worked for Walmart in Bentonville for over 28 years and as much as I would like to say Mr. Sam was a fellow Arkansawyer by birth, it just isn't so.

    Jason - SHS Alum 1975.

    -- Posted by jasonnemec on Thu, Nov 21, 2013, at 1:19 PM
  • Yes, you are correct -- he was born in Oklahoma, family moved to Orlando Florida, then moved to Missouri -- he opened his 1st store in Newport Arkansas at age 26 -- facts occasionally vary between sources when researching topics -- but the thrust of the piece remains.

    Thanks for the comments, BB

    -- Posted by Bret Burquest on Fri, Nov 29, 2013, at 6:19 PM
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