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Push On For Postage Stamp Honoring Founder Of Wyoming-Born JCPenney Stores

September 14, 2023

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U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyoming, has asked the U.S. Postal Service Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee to consider issuing a postal stamp recognizing Penney’s life and legacy.

A representative of Lummis’ office told Cowboy State Daily that she learned during Golden Rules Day in Kemmerer that the JCPenney Alumni Group has been working to get a stamp honoring Penney.

Lummis decided to lend a hand by writing a letter to the committee in support of the idea.

“U.S. postage stamps give us the opportunity to celebrate great Americans and their lasting contributions to our nation,” Lummis said. “As the founder of JCPenney, James Cash Penney not only began building a retail empire from his home in Kemmerer, but he also dedicated much of his personal and professional resources to education, agriculture, and religious organizations.”

Throughout his life, Penney often engaged in significant philanthropic efforts, many of which left lasting impacts on not just Wyoming, but the nation.

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