Teddy Bear Day September 9th

Published September 8, 2010 by tianateaparty
vermont-teddy-bear-1.jpg image by locknloaddevil

Where did the name for the teddy bear come from?  President Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt.  In November 1902, Roosevelt attended a bear hunt in Mississippi during which he stumbled on a wounded young bear. When news spread that Roosevelt ordered the mercy killing of the bear, a political cartoonist, Clifford Berryman, depicted the president with the bear in a cartoon titled “Drawing the Line in Mississippi.” The first depiction showed the bear as a fierce animal, however it was redrawn to make the bear a cuddly cub.The story and cartoon spread and within a year the teddy bear was born. 

NOTE:  National Teddy Bear Day is November 14th.

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