The history of Z.C.M.I, Mar 1, 1869

-- Mar 1, 1869
Zion's Cooperative Mercantile Institution (ZCMI), a cooperative business system, began in Salt Lake City. (1)

Opening of Zion's Co-operative Mercantile Institution (ZCMI). (2)

-- Mar 1, 1869 (Monday)
Z.C.M.I. commenced business in the Eagle Emporium, Salt Lake City. (3)

-- Apr 6, 1869
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 6 April The General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of L. D. S. met in the New Tabernacle at 10 oclok. Was Called to order By Presidet Young. G A Smith opened By Prayer then spoke to the people 12 Minuts. G Q. Cannon spoke 55 minuts. E.T. Benson spoke 25 Minuts. Afternoon. Prayer By J F Smith. F D. Richards spoke 30. G Q Cannon Presented the report of the Zions Cooperative Merchantile Associations, Also the Female Relief society Association. The list of the Missionaries was then read & Excepted. Presidet Young then spoke 27 minuts. (4)

-- May 01, 1869
President Brigham Young dedicates the first Zion's Cooperative Mercantile Institution (ZCMI) store in Salt Lake City, Utah. More than 150 retail cooperatives are later established in LDS settlements throughout the Intermountain West. (5)

1 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Macmillan Publishing, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 4, Appendix 2: A Chronology of Church History
2 - (cached)
3 - Jenson, Andrew, Church Chronology
4 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993
5 - The Woodland Institute 'On This Day Historical Database,'
LDS History Chronology: Z.C.M.I

Mormon Timeline: Z.C.M.I