2. This company town was built on sweets
Hershey developed the town that bears his name — and which is now a world-famous tourist attraction — as a community for his employees. He established houses, schools, churches, parks and even a trolley system. Hershey had attended school only through the fourth grade but wanted more for the next generation. In addition to elementary and secondary schools, he founded Hershey Industrial School for orphan boys. In 1918, he discreetly transferred the bulk of his wealth (including ownership of the Hershey Chocolate Co.) to a trust held for the Hershey Industrial School, which now accepts girls.