Traces of Hershey’s model town live on in Cuba

 

On the weathered railway platform of this faded sugar town, retired mechanic Pedro Ramon Prieto Napoles, 74, awaited the “Hershey train” and waxed nostalgic about the years the mill was humming.

Source: Traces of Hershey’s model town live on in Cuba – Philly.com

Follow the link to see photos of the Cuban industrial town built by Milton Hershey in 1916 to supply his chocolate making factories with sugar.

An old postcard showing Pennsylvania chocolate magnate Milton Hershey's sugar cane plantation and mill in Hershey Central, Cuba, in the early part of the 20th century.

An old postcard showing Pennsylvania chocolate magnate Milton Hershey’s sugar cane plantation and mill in Hershey Central, Cuba, in the early part of the 20th century.

 
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