Profile of the Day: Milton Hershey
On April 24, 1907 Milton S. Hershey opened Hersheypark which is a family theme park founded by Hershey originally for the exclusive use of his employees. He was the founder of The Hershey Chocolate Company and Hershey, Pennsylvania. Did you know that Hershey and his wife Catherine “Kitty” Sweeney were to travel on the Titanic? Kitty Hershey was ill at the time so they cancelled their reservations. A copy of the check Hershey wrote to the White Star Line as a deposit for a first class stateroom on the Titanic is on display at the Hershey Museum.
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