Zion’s Cooperative Mercantile Institution (typically referred to as Z.C.M.I.) was the first department store in the United States. It was founded on October 9, 1868 by Brigham Young. For many years it used the slogan, “America’s First Department Store”. (*)

There have been many Co-op stores built around the states that I have come across. I’ll start a list here and update it over time.

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