Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Teddy Bear Anniversary

Nov 18, 1902.
The Washington Evening Star published a cartoon on this day showing President Teddy Roosevelt while he was on a hunting trip in Mississippi refusing to shoot a mother bear. Candy store operator Morris Michtom and his wife of Brooklyn, New York obtained the president's permission to use his name on their brown plush toy bear. While stuffed bears had been available for many years, this was the first to be called a teddy bear.

For more information we have many books about Theodore Roosevelt.

But did you know: I have been to the the location of his hunting trip in Mississippi?

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