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  1. 1. St. Valentine’s Day February 14, 2014
  2. 2. Many people around the world celebrate St. Valentine’s Day. They usually give all kinds of presents to their loved ones.
  3. 3. A very popular gift is…
  4. 4. …but who created the Hershey Kisses?
  5. 5. Milton Hershey
  6. 6. Hometown Milton Snavely Hershey was born on September 13, 1857 on a farm outside of Derry Church (County of Westmoreland), Pennsylvania. He was the only surviving child of Veronica ("Fanny“) Snavely and Henry Hershey.
  7. 7. Hometown Pennsylvania
  8. 8. Hometown Westmoreland
  9. 9. Hometown Derry Church
  10. 10. Derry Church School was built in 1844. It was in continuous use from 1844 to 1904. Milton S. Hershey attended this one-room, schoolhouse during winter 1863-1864. In 1964 it was restored by the Milton Hershey School.
  11. 11. Childhood Milton Snavely Hershey as a young boy. Image courtesy of the Hershey Community Archives, Hershey, PA.
  12. 12. Childhood Milton Hershey as a candymaking apprentice at Royer’s Ice Cream Parlor. Image courtesy of the Hershey Community Archives, Hershey, PA.
  13. 13. Youth Milton Hershey as a young man. Image courtesy of the Hershey Community Archives, Hershey, PA.
  14. 14. Business: founded in 1883 The Lancaster Caramel Company.
  15. 15. Business: founded in 1894
  16. 16. Hershey Chocolate Factory
  17. 17. Marriage In 1898 he married the love of his life, Catherine “Kitty” Sweeney.
  18. 18. In February, 1900, some months before the sale of the Lancaster Caramel Company, Milton Hershey brought the first automobile to Lancaster, and used it to advertise his product.
  19. 19. The Hershey Industrial School In 1909, he started the school not only to help orphaned boys get a good education, but to fill the gap in his heart because his wife Kitty could not bear children.
  20. 20. In 1912 Milton was saved from boarding the British new ship Titanic because his wife was ill, postponing the trip at the last minute. Instead, they booked passage on the German luxury liner Amerika.
  21. 21. Milton S. Hershey in 1923 with students from the Hershey Industrial School for orphan boys.
  22. 22. Recipe pamphlets offered cooks new recipes using Hershey products. Hershey's Syrup recipe pamphlet. 1936-1945
  23. 23. Hershey Chocolate World
  24. 24. Hershey Chocolate World
  25. 25. Hershey Chocolate World
  26. 26. Late Years He made his home into a golf club and stayed in one room as a quiet lonely man. He died on October 13, 1945 of old age.
  27. 27. He was honored by the U.S. Postal Service with a series of 32¢ Postcard Series: Great Americans series (1980-2000).
  28. 28. In 1907, Hershey’s Kisses were introduced to American consumers. Milton named it himself. The trademark foil wrapper was added in 1924.
  29. 29. Before the Hershey Kisses plume was introduced, a small square of printed tissue was included with every foil wrapped Hershey's Kiss. 1907-1921
  30. 30. God bless You!