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In 1940, the American Rose Society honored Milton Hershey by naming a rose after him. Over the years, the number of these rose bushes has steadily declined to only a few remaining at the Gardens.
This year, to commemorate Hershey Gardens' 75th a…
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 …
Records indicate that Isaac Hershey, great-grandfather of Milton Hershey, purchased the Kinderhaus property circa 1800. The building is the oldest structure on the Milton Hershey School campus and one of the oldest homes in Derry Township.
Though the Milton Hershey School campus is graced by a number of magnificent trees, one of the oldest and most meaningful to generations of HIS/MHS students might be this Chinese chestnut. Known informally as the "climbing tree) for low-hangi…
Native grass meadows are used as a constituent of the landscape on the campus of Milton Hershey School. Benefits of meadow installation:
· Meadows provide excellent habitat elements for a variety of wildlife species. In particular, grou…
Catherine 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 He…
First uniformed state police force of its kind in the nation, created by an Act of the General Assembly May 2, 1905, signed by Governor Samuel Pennypacker. The force was formed in response to concern over labor and capital unrest, especially the A…
In a basketball game played here on March 2, 1962, Philadelphia Warrior center Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points against the New York Knicks - a record for points scored by a single player in any National Basketball Association game. The Warriors…
At Union Deposit, just to the north, can be seen the remains of the canal. It united the Susquehanna at Middletown with the Schuylkill at Reading. Suggested by William Penn, the canal was surveyed 1762, in use by 1828, abandoned in 1885.