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Where Teddy Bear Gets Its Name
There's a lot more to America than 50 states and 300 million citizens. Like baseball games, apple pies and Fourth of July fireworks, some iconic images are part of the fiber of our great nation. Though they're familiar, you may not know the stories behind them.

One cuddly piece of Americana, the Teddy bear, got his name in 1902 from President Theodore Roosevelt. The president refused to shoot a bear cub during a hunting trip...and the rest is history.
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FROM: What Makes America America
Published on January 23, 2008

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