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

Address:
Main St., White Cloud, KS
Directions:
Wilbur Chapman Monument. On the north side of Main St. just west of Hwy 7.
Phone:
785-595-3320
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