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Hershey, Pennsylvania is located in Derry Township in Dauphin County. It is neither a city nor a town, but a census-designated place funded by Milton S. Hershey. It is famous for being the place where Hershey’s chocolates are made. Raised a Mennonite in nearby Derry Church, Milton had a limited education due to his family’s frequent moves, and the last grade he completed is the fourth grade. He learned candy making as an apprentice, and four years later, he opened his first candy making business. That enterprise failed, as did his next two attempts, in New York and Chicago. Dejected, he moved back to Pennsylvania and opened the Lancaster Caramel Company, and this business was a success. He became obsessed with making chocolate, to the point that he wanted to make no other type of candy. He sold the Lancaster Caramel Co. for $1 million in 1900 and built a new factory, which made only chocolates, in Hershey. Hershey is home to the Hershey company as well as Hersheypark, Hersheypark stadium, and Hershey Gardens, and the main streets in downtown Hershey include East and West Chocolate Avenue and Cocoa Avenue.

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