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History of the Teddy Bear


Last updated 12/31/2019 at 3:06pm

Mary Humphries from Good Shepherd United Methodist Church

Here is a true story to begin 2020. 

To begin the story, I want to ask if you have ever known a boy or girl or an adult who did not remember their favorite Teddy Bear?  How did all of us let that simple toy become such a wonderful part of our lives?

Here is the story of the first “Teddy Bear.”  It began in November of 1902 (a long time ago) when President Theodore Roosevelt left the White House to go on vacation to a small town in Mississippi near Vicksburg. He was headed for a bear hunt.

He was an accomplished bear...

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