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February 29, 2016
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After Hits and Misses, Waltons Shift Strategy on Their Home Turf

Dero Sanford, Courtesy of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

AN ARKANSAS ATTRACTION: The Walton Family Foundation spent more than $1.2 billion to create the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Some of the Walton Family Foundation’s most visible efforts are right in its hometown of Bentonville, Ark. Formerly a "dry" town, voters there responded to a campaign funded by Steuart Walton and relaxed its liquor laws. Once a sleepy Southern...

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