TO LEARN MORE
ON THE BOOKSHELF:
Mistakes That Worked
by Charlotte Foltz Jones, John O'Brien (Illustrator) /
Paperback - 48 pages (1994) /
Recounting the fascinating stories behind the accidental
inventions of forty familiar objects and products.
ON THE WEB:
Photographs and Facts about Piggy Banks
British and European Piggy Banks, with a history of the famous potters
and potteries that made them.
Make a Paper Mache Piggy Bank
By Christine Dvornik for the Family Education Web site.
Legends of America
In the early 1900’s, a ten year-old boy, impressed by a traveling
missionary’s sermon about lepers, decided to raise money to help a boy
suffering from the disease. Raising a pig named Pete, Wilbur Chapman,
sold the pig, donating the $25.00 from the sale to the boy with leprosy.
His compassion caught the imagination of the public and started the “Pig
Bank Movement” to help lepers and the name “piggy bank” was coined. A
plaque commemorating the boy and the idea of the “piggy bank” is mounted
on the Community Christian Church on Main Street in White Cloud, Kansas.
The piggy bank is a piece of art already long known by many different
cultures; it's only natural that this lovely animal has an internet-page
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WHERE TO FIND:
Piggy Bank World
Free articles and information about piggy
banks, coin saving and related subjects. Check out the top ten reasons
to own a piggy bank. Lots of piggy banks for sale.