Entrepreneurs & Inventors

Gold Rush Dog: Nero

Nero was a big St. Bernard who became an important figure during

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the Klondike Gold Rush in the late 1890s.

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Ice Cream Cones: The True Story

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The ice cream cone is said to have originated at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1904. But that leaves out an important part of history: the story of the cone inventor.

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Bear Cubs at the White House

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Two bear cubs were the most unusual animals to be in residence at the White House during Thomas Jefferson’s presidency (1801-1809).

White Castle Hamburgers: The Story

White Castle holds the title of being the first fast-food restaurant inthe world. Their original hamburger eatery opened in Wichita,

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White Castle

The Delacorte Clock in Central Park Zoo

Delacorte monkeysThe Delacorte Clock in Central Park has been delighting families with its carousel of animals dancing to musical chimes since it was first created in 1965.

Robert Ripley Brought an Expanded World to Audiences

Robert Ripley (1890-1949) achieved worldwide fame through his

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“Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” column, a wildly popular newspaper panel series and radio program during the 1930s and ’40s. The phrase, “Believe It or Not” became a well-known saying of the day.

Robert Ripley
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