When he was just a teenager, Milton Hershey went to Philadelphia to open up his first candy business. The business failed, so he moved to Denver to learn how to make caramels with fresh milk. He then headed to New York City to open his second business, which also failed. For Hershey, the third time was the charm as he returned to Lancaster and started the Lancaster Caramel Company.
Several years later, he noticed the world's new infatuation with chocolate, and the Hershey Chocolate Company was born. As part of his role in building the city of Hershey, Pa., he established the Milton Hershey School to give orphan boys and girls an education.Learn more about Colleges & Universities