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Owners and staff members of Carson, Pirie & Scott, cut a ribbon at the new warehouse. Photo Submitted
Staff members stand in the new Carson, Pirie & Scott store in 1954 in Hammond, Ind.
David Forlow, Contributing Columnist
12:56 pm PDT June 5, 2018
John Pirie was born and educated in Errol, Scotland. Pirie served an apprenticeship in Glasgow learning the dry goods business and later worked for his uncle Henry Hawkins. Brothers George and Robert Scott also worked for Hawkins as did Samuel Carson.