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We remember Milton Hershey (1857-1945)

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We remember Milton Hershey, the founder of The Hershey Chocolate Company.   Hershey was one of the great entrepreneurs of the 20th century.    

He built a great company and left us many foundations and Hershey, Pennsylvania:    

As the company grew and Hershey’s wealth expanded, so did his vision for creating a model community in his home region. In the town that came to be known as Hershey, Pennsylvania, Hershey built schools, parks, churches, recreational facilities and housing for his employees. He even added a trolley system for his workers.

At his side for much of this philanthropy was his wife, Catherine, whom he’d married in 1898. Unable to have children of their own, the Hersheys focused a good portion of their giving on endeavors that affected kids. In 1909 the couple opened the Hershey Industrial School, a facility for orphaned boys. It has since become a landing spot for girls as well and is now known as the Milton Hershey School.

A great businessman!


Written by scantojr

September 13, 2016 at 7:30 am

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