Milton Hershey 1
Milton Hershey was born in Pennsylvania.
When he was young, his family moved a lot. Therefore, he didn't get a very good education. By the time he turned thirteen he had attended six different schools.
Even though he was smart, it was tough on Milton to always be changing schools.
After the fourth grade, his mother decided that Milton should leave school and learn a trade.
Milton's mom found him a job as an apprentice（拜…为师） to a printer. He thought the work was boring and didn't enjoy the job.
In 1872, Milton went to work for Joseph Royer at the Lancaster confectionery shop.
There Milton learned about the art of candy making. He made all sorts of candy including caramels, fudge（软糖）, and peppermints（薄荷糖）.
He really enjoyed being a candy maker and knew he had found what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.
When Milton was nineteen years old he decided to open his own candy business. He borrowed money from his aunt and uncle to get the business open.
He opened the shop in the big city of Philadelphia. He had all sorts of candy products and he also sold nuts and ice cream.
Unfortunately, no matter how hard Milton worked, he couldn't figure out how to get his business to make a profit.
He worked harder and harder, but soon he ran out of money and had to shut his business down.
Milton didn't give up. He moved to Denver, Colorado and got a job with a candy maker where he learned that fresh milk made the best tasting candy.
He then opened another candy shop in New York City. This shop failed, too.
Back in Lancaster, Milton once again started a new candy business.
This time he would specialize in making just caramels. His caramel company was a huge success.
Before long, Milton had to open up new candy making factories and branches（分支） all over the country. He was now a rich man.