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Derry Township in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Milton S. Hershey

1857-1945

 
 
Milton S. Hershey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
1. Milton S. Hershey Marker
Inscription.  Milton S. Hershey founded the world famous Hershey's Chocolate Company in 1903 and built a town around it for his employees, complete with homes, schools, and cultural and recreational opportunities.
In 1907, Milton S.Hershey founded HERSHEYPARK as a "picnic and pleasure ground" for his workers. Over the years the park has grown into a world-class theme park, proudly maintaining and honoring the vision of its founder.
Milton and his wife, Catherine, founded a school for orphan boys in 1909. Today, the Milton S. Hershey School provides an education and a home to disadvantaged children.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationEntertainmentIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
 
Location. 40° 17.219′ N, 76° 39.398′ W. Marker is in Derry Township, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker can be reached from Park Boulevard. Marker and statue is located inside Hersheypark. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Park Blvd, Hershey PA 17033, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilt Chamberlain's Scoring Record (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chocolate Workers' Sit-Down Strike
Milton S. Hershey Marker and Statue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
2. Milton S. Hershey Marker and Statue
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Hershey (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Derry Session House and Enclosure (approx. 0.7 miles away); Derry Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pennsylvania State Police (approx. 0.7 miles away); The M.S. Hershey Rose (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Derry Township.
 
Milton S. Hershey Statue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
3. Milton S. Hershey Statue
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4. Milton S. Hershey
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 16, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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