Onward, Mississippi – Birthplace of the Teddy Bear – Roadside America

Updated February 20, 2019: added links to My Delta’s recent blog posthttps://mydelta.blog/2019/02/20/teddy-roosevelt-park-rolling-fork/ and Vimeo video link about Holt Collierhttps://vimeo.com/247075948. Some great information in My Delta’s blog post.

Roadside America – Onward, Mississippi Birthplace of the Teddy Bear: https://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/26948. You can also view the historical marker at https://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=80119 or https://www.mississippimarkers.com/sharkey-and-issaquena.html (scroll down) and a few other photos relevant to the event. Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teddy_bear#History.

There is a store nearby: https://theonwardstore.com/. Here are the Google Maps GPS for the store: https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Onward+Store/@32.7248655,-90.9423226,588m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x8629408787125511:0x3275fca8b8099cf6!2s6693+US-61,+Rolling+Fork,+MS+39159!3b1!8m2!3d32.7235459!4d-90.9439311!3m4!1s0x862967d17db4191d:0x9feba5b4aa41c59f!8m2!3d32.7248655!4d-90.9401285?hl=en. Here’s the store’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Onward-Store/446457172044276.

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