Milton Hershey School Heritage CenterCatherine Hershey loved cannas and the gardens at High Point included many examples. On the occasion of Fanny Hershey's 80th birthday in 1915, Milton prepared a surprise birthday party for his mother at High Point. The event was big news in the Hershey Press, which noted, "It was one of the jolliest breakfasts ever served. Mrs. Hershey was of course, the chief guest and presiding at the table was her son, while all around were the happy youngsters from the Hershey Industrial School, their appetites keen, their voices musical with merriment." Afterwards, Mr. Hershey told them to hide themselves in the big canna bed (as see in this photograph) and let the photographer take their pictures. The result was "a remarkable photograph in which flowers, urchins, and sunshine are delightfully combined."
|Placed By||Department of School History-Spartans|
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|Date Added||Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 361730 N 4459523|
|Decimal Degrees||40.27476667, -76.62635000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 16.486', W 76° 37.581'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 16' 29.16" N, 76° 37' 34.86" W|
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