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First mail-order catalog
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\x34Historically Yours\x34 by Liz Davis is a blog about American historical trivia--anything American since 1492.
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August 18, 1872
First mail-order catalog
Aaron Montgomery Ward created an innovative retail empire on August 18, 1872, when, from Chicago, Illinois, he mailed the first ever mail-order catalogs to rural shoppers.
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