Macy's National Launch
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R. H. Macy (left), first Macy's in Haverhill, Mass. (right)
 
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The company has a storied history. Founder Rowland H. Macy started Macy's department stores in 1858. Prior to entering the retail business, Macy was a whaler from Nantucket. The first store, pictured right, was in Haverhill. Its original name was Macy's Wholesale and Retail Dry Goods Warehouse.
(New York Times (left); Boston Globe / Mark Wilson (right))
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