Milton S. Hershey - A Chocolate Covered Empire
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Millions of tourists have visited the village of Hershey, the Milton Hershey School, the Hershey Rose Garden, Hersheypark and Arena, Hotel Hershey, Chocolate World, the Hershey Museum and the other Hershey sites, as well as enjoyed the sweet, rich brown candy made famous by Milton Snavely Hershey. He has been called a world renowned confectioner, a philanthropist and a forsighted thinker. The village built around his factory is known as Chocolatetown, U.S.A. and has a reputation for clean, well landscaped streets and housees. Legends are not always accurate, usually embellished with awed or bitter memories. The following account of M.S. Hershey is the piecing together of facts and reminiscences of the man.