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Wilbur Chapman Monument

Main Street, White Cloud, Kansas 66094 USA

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“"piggy" bank monument”

This is known officially as the Wilbur Chapman monument. Wilbur, a local ten-year-old, owned Pete, a prized pig. He sold Pete in 1910 to raise money for a leper colony. The story caught the attention of the press and then the people, so much so that "piggy banks" were invented as a generic way to save money. E.B. White named the pig in Charlotte's Web "Wilbur" in honor of Wilbur, while all poor Pete got was a monument that isn't even named after him.

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MichaelStoneking

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September 09, 2016
Rated 3.0

Just a small monument. Story is interesting. If you're in white cloud make the stop!

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Wilbur Chapman Monument

Main Street
White Cloud, Kansas
66094 USA

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