Death of a retail icon

By , Guest Columnist Updated: October 19, 2018 2:02 PM CT | Published: October 19, 2018 1:15 PM CT
Guest Columnist

William Haltom

Haltom is a lawyer with the firm of Lewis Thomason. He is the author of seven books, ranging in topics from Seersucker to civility.

It began on a winter day in 1886, when a retail jeweler in Redwood Falls, Minnesota, received a package of watches that had been shipped to him by a Chicago company. The jeweler refused the package. He did not order the watches, and he had no interest in them.

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