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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Then and now: Safeway stores

The Rev. Samuel M. Skaggs, born in Tennessee in 1861, was adamant that stores should not offer credit to their customers, a traditional courtesy because of the seasonal income of farmers. But Skaggs said credit made customers dependent and hampered businesses who had to wait to get paid