Younkers: The Friendly Store


Single Day Event: Thursday, April 12; 1:30-3 PM

Time: Pleasant Hill City Library

Cost: $12

Class Limit: 40


Younkers has been a part of most of our lives. This PowerPoint presentation and lecture will review the 160-year history of the Iowa-based department store chain that grew from a small dry goods store in Keokuk to a major Midwestern chain. Throughout most of its history, Younkers was more than a store—it was a conscientious corporate citizen and a beloved community institution that succeeded in its goal to be “the store for all Iowa” and beyond.


Instructor Vicki Ingham worked in publishing for more than 30 years as an editor and writer, first at Southern Progress Corporation in Birmingham, Alabama, and then at Meredith Corporation in Des Moines. In 2016 her history, Younkers: The Friendly Store, was published by The History Press.

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