September 9th Teddy Bear Day

In 1902 President Teddy Roosevelt was hunting in the woods and came upon a youthful bear. He refused to shoot it because it was just a baby and the news spread through the newspapers of his kind act. Toy store owners Morris and Rose Michton wrote the President and asked if they could honor him by making a stuff bear to sell to children. Roosevelt saw no reason not to and a sort of legend was created, the Teddy Bear. The Michton’s toy company eventually turned into the Ideal Toy Company probably due to the creation of the teddy bear.

How to celebrate – See if you still have your original teddy bear. Read about Teddy Roosevelt. Go hunting but with a camera instead on a gun.

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