You can find Co-Founder, Joe Neid at his computer as the sun makes it’s morning appearance over the beautiful northern Arizona mountains, books all around him, as he gathers story’s, quotes and information, important to our LifePath community, no less than 5 days a week. That is 260 Fresh Start Calls every year, Thats a lot of love!
On todays Fresh Start Call, Joe told the inspirational story of “Milton Hershey” a man that would not give up on a dream, No Matter What!
The Story of Milton Hershey:
Milton Hershey s first job was a printer for a small newspaper, he wanted to do something else.
Then he got a job at a candy factory in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a few miles from his home. After working a few years at the candy factory, he decided to open his own little candy business near Philadelphia. His first business had to close down because it was not making money. After closing down his first business, he traveled to Denver, Colorado, to learn how to make caramels.
He took his new skills back to New York and worked selling candies on the street. But this second business also failed.
Finally, Milton Hershey moved back to the farm hills where he grew up. He then experimented with all sorts of different candies and chocolates. The area where he lived had lots and lots of dairy farms, so he had a large and easy supply of fresh milk.
And he could get other supplies, such as sugar, from nearby Philadelphia. By 1893 he was selling a million dollars worth of caramel candy per year. Since his chocolate dipped and his chocolate flavored caramels were the best selling, he decided to make chocolate himself.
By experimenting, Milton Hershey discovered how to make delicious chocolate by using fresh, sweet condensed milk. His milk chocolates were so popular that he sold his caramel factory and focused his business on making chocolate only.
In 1903, the same year the Wright Brothers flew the first airplane at Kitty Hawk, Milton Hershey built a huge chocolate factory and an entire town to go with it. The town of Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Today, the town of Hershey is still the home of the factory that Milton Hershey built. And if you ever visit, you can smell delicious chocolate smells just by driving through the town.
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