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50 People of Walmart! To Celebrate 50 Years of Walmart Shopping!

It’s an important day in American history, as we mark the 50th anniversary of the first Walmart store opening on the hallowed ground of Rogers, Arkansas. The place was called Wal-Mart back then, before enjoying a brief stint as Wal*Mart. Today, of course, the chain boasts the iconic power of being simply Walmart. It only took five years before Sam Walton’s empire had 24 stores across Arkansas with sales of over $12 million. Walmart has since grown into one of America’s most hated and beloved institutions–usually for the same reasons.

That weirdness is best summed up by the infamous People of Walmart website. They’ve done an incredible job of documenting the strangeness that is both Walmart and America itself.┬áMaybe you look at these pics and see laughable people. So do we–but sometimes, we also see great American eccentrics. After all, a 24-hour Walmart is the only refuge for small town crossdressers who want to parade in their frilliest outfit in relative privacy at 3 am. The stores seem to be a place where any American is free to let their freak flag fly. Or maybe these people are just obliviously weird. Judge for yourself, as you enjoy these 50 pics that are only a slice of the powerful images that are the People of Walmart



  1. Russian Hats says:

    That is why people at the walmart are really doing a great job and they deserve to be given a shopping coupon for free.

  2. hazelmae89 says:

    I am a loyal walmart customer and I have been since I moved here. It's really good to shop in a place where everything you are looking for can be found in there. hawaiian beef jerky

  3. Oh congratulations.. Honestly I would also want to celebrate for our anniversary with my boyfriend. I just hope that I can do that for me.

  4. Josephine says:

    wallmart shopping is what we basically do every weekend and we're really doing it great.. I love it then.
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  5. Megan says:

    I honestly have never been to walmart yet so that is whyI can't really decide on what to buy if I will be there.
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