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American manufacturer and philanthropist who founded the Hershey Chocolate Corporation and popularized chocolate candy throughout much of the world.
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Hershey was bailed out by a loan from the Lancaster County National Bank, but later became one of Lancaster's most successful citizens.
Milton Hershey brought chocolate, normally a luxury of the rich, to the masses.
Learn how Milton Hershey built Lancaster Caramel Company after nearly failing.
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Just as impressive, the Milton Hershey School now serves more than 1,100 students each year, while the M.S. Hershey Foundation, which Hershey established in 1935, funds educational and cultural activities for Hershey residents.
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