A Gold Miner and a Shoe Store: A History of Nordstrom's

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Shoes, lets get some shoes... find out the history behind Nordstrom (JWN) - Get Report and how it became more than just a shoe store. 

1901, in Seattle Washington, Klondike gold miner John Nordstrom opens a shoe store called Wallin & Nordstrom.

John Nordstrom eventually sells his share to his sons who change the name to Nordstrom's.  The company grows to also sell apparel and opens 46 full-line department stores from 1978 to 1995.

Where does Nordstrom head from here as the retailer continues to struggle in an Amazon (AMZN) - Get Report dominated environment? Only time...and its stock price can tell. 

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