Milton Hershey

Milton Hershey built a company town so pleasant it became a tourist attraction

It was born in America, it came of age in America, and in an era when foreign competition threatens so many of our industries, it still sweetens our balance of trade

The candy bar as we know it was born in America. So too, many centuries earlier, was chocolate itself. Mexican natives cultivated the cocoa bean for more than twenty-five hundred years before Hernán Cortés took it to Spain with him in 1528. Read more >>

Once upon a time a shy but persistent candymaker named Hershey dreamed of building his own utopia …