Teddy Bear vs. Billy Possum: The fight for the early 1900 toy market — Mistakes Were Made

In 1902, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt went on a bear hunting trip in Mississippi with Governor Andrew H. Longino. During the trip, everybody but Roosevelt had killed an animal. A group of men on the tour, cornered, clubbed and tied an American black bear to a willow tree. The man called for Roosevelt to shoot and kill the bear…