We Bet You Didn’t Know That Utah Was Home To The Nation’s First Department Store

Utah has a unique history compared to many other states in the nation. The Beehive State was founded by pioneers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the state grew as these pioneers spread out, exploring and developing new areas. In fact, many Utahns don’t know that because of these pioneers, the Beehive State became home to many firsts, including the nation’s first department store — ZCMI.

Did you know Utah was home to the nation’s first department store? Did you ever shop at these stores? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

Do you want to learn even more cool facts about Utah? Do you know why it is called the Beehive State? We will tell you all about it in this article!

Address: ZCMI Historic site, 45-21 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA