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Roosevelt Bears at Niagara Falls

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Antique comic/advertising postcard 
Circa Early 1900's
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The anthropomorphic bruins put on boots and slickers to take a trip below North America's most famous water falls.

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The Origin of the "Teddy Bear"

In November 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt and some of his friends went on a hunting trip to Mississippi. After hours of searching, Roosevelt and his group had not come across any wild animals. Finally, the group did track down and surrounded a helpless bear. One of the guides asked the president to shoot the bear so he could win a hunting trophy. The president refused, and news reporters throughout the country spread the story of Roosevelt's humane act.

Not long after this, a renowned illustrator for The Washington Post named Clifford Berryman drew this cartoon based on Roosevelt 's rescue of the bear. 
When a shop proprietor in Brooklyn, NY saw the cartoon, he decided to make toy bears to sell in his store. He asked president Roosevelt for permission to use the name “"Teddy's Bear"” for his toys, as a reminder of the bear Roosevelt had set free. Today, everyone knows these toys as Teddy Bears, but few people know that they were named after President Theodore “"Teddy"” Roosevelt.

November 14 has been designated American Teddy Bear Day. bear Hug Plushie - NaNo9 

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Yes, this is very nice story! Bear Emoji-10 (Long time no see) [V1] 
...and we can celebrate our lovely animal even earlier - on September 9th, which is "National Teddy Bear Day" (in US)...
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