Piggy Bank pig.

Monument to the Pig that Inspired the Piggy Bank

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White Cloud, Kansas

This is known officially as the Wilbur Chapman monument. Wilbur, a local ten-year-old, owned Pete, a prized pig. He sold Pete in 1910 to raise money for a leper colony. The story caught the attention of the press and then the people, so much so that "piggy banks" were invented as a generic way to save money.

E.B. White named the pig in Charlotte's Web "Wilbur" in honor of Wilbur, while all poor Pete got was a monument that isn't even named after him.

Monument to the Pig that Inspired the Piggy Bank

Wilbur Chapman Monument

200 Main St., White Cloud, KS
On the north side of Main St., just west of Hwy 7, in front of the Community Church.
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