It’s rare to see a child that didn’t grow up with at least one beloved Teddy Bear, especially in the Western World.
Although teddy bears are a delight internationally, their story actually begins in the USA in very unlikely circumstances.
On November 14, 1902, then American President, Theodore Roosevelt, was invited by Mississippi Governor Andrew H. Longino on a hunting trip down south. Their itinerary included a 10-day hunting expedition in the city of Onward.
Unfortunately, the president’s group, led by a former slave and Confederate cavalryman Holt Collier spent hours in the woods with no luck. Holt and Roosevelt’s assistants in a bid to make