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What a GIFT...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 14 September 2013 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

...to the underprivileged!
Milton S. Hershey was born here on September 13, 1857. The house was built by his great-grandfather, Isaac Hershey, in 1826. Milton purchased The Homestead in 1897 and lived there with his wife Catherine from 1905 to 1908. The buildling served as the home and school for the first four boys who were enrolled in 1910.

"In creating Milton Hershey School, Milton and Catherine Hershey went to great lengths to make sure that every student attending this School would have no reason to have his or her energy and enthusiasm diverted from the educational, cultural, and religious programs of the school because of personal discomfort or deprivation. In order to maintain a positive environment, each student will be held responsible for both his or her personal conduct and for being a positive role model for his or her peers."

The present campus encompasses 2,640 acres and is absolutely beautiful!

The Hershey School, "Built by chocolate."

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January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a heartwarming history there is to this place and what it stands for . . wealth put to fine use.

14 Sep 2013 6:39am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you, Ronnie, for taking the time to read the story behind the photos. Milton Hershey was a generous man and the town of Hershey is rightly proud of him. Our trolley tour took us through some of the ground of the school; it's HUGE, up to date, and revered by its students.

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb photos and great story ! A gift to help !

14 Sep 2013 7:15am

@Mhelene: Thank you, Mhelene; glad you read into the details.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

That's a handsome building!!! I like the windows with shutters! The connection between the two buildings looks pretty modern, though... Very interesting story!

14 Sep 2013 10:51am

@Japanalia: Milton Hershey had a big heart and was so generous. As I wrote to Ronnie, "Our trolley tour took us through some of the grounds of the school; it's HUGE, up to date, and revered by its students."

Graciel.la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

A great men are known for their great works. Milton Hershey was a great man.

This is one of the aspects that I love about American culture. I like and (a little) envy (healthfully). It must be very proud.
Have a nice day.

14 Sep 2013 2:17pm

@Graciel.la (Vic. Catalonia): I agree with you, Graciel.la ... he was a wonderful man!

Abena from Illinois, United States

Very beautiful and perfectly manicured gardens! It's lovely.

14 Sep 2013 2:49pm

@Abena: The Hershey School is such a wonderful place!

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

How wonderful for Mr. Hershey to give so generously to help those in need. A beautiful tribute to his generosity.

14 Sep 2013 5:46pm

@Ruthiebear: Thanks, Ruthie, for reading the information associated w/these images. ;D

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

It's good to see some of the profits being put to good use

14 Sep 2013 9:43pm

@CElliottUK: Amen to that!

Gaffey Photography from Holbrook, Massachusetts, United States

Wonderful shots! The house is awesome and the narrative is fascinating, a wonderful family. :)

15 Sep 2013 2:39am

@Gaffey Photography: Thank you, Frances; Milton Hershey was one generous man!