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Historic photos: America's first chain store, F.W. Woolworth

Historic photos: America's first chain store, F.W. Woolworth

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On Feb. 22, 1879, F.W. Woolworth opened the first chain store in America in Utica, NY. The chain closed the last Woolworth store in 1997. The last Woolworth in Tucson — in El Con Mall — closed in January 1994.

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