Onward, Mississippi: Birthplace of the Teddy Bear

A marker pays tribute to a 1902 hunt on which President Teddy Roosevelt refused to kill a bear cub chained to a tree; thus the "Teddy Bear" was born. A neighboring store also pays tribute to the Teddys and sells souvenirs.

Onward Store

Address:
US Hwy 61, Onward, MS
Directions:
Onward Store. On the west side of US Hwy 61 just south of Hwy 1.
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Birthplace of the Teddy Bear

This place has been recently remodeled and is a fabulous restaurant. Low end lunches and high end dinners.

[Nolen, 06/13/2013]
Teddy Roosevelt's Bear Hunt. Birthplace of the Teddy Bear

A historical marker stands near the the spot where, on a bear hunt in 1902, Teddy Roosevelt refused to shoot a captured bear, leading to the creation of the "Teddy Bear." Even more interesting, the Onward Store does not stock a single example of Teddy Bear souvenirs, clearly missing a huge marketing opportunity!

[Dale Divers, 09/12/2010]
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