SD Woman Holds Record For Largest Bear Collection

View Comments

HILL CITY, S.D. (AP) — As a child growing up in foster care in Minnesota, Jackie Miley never had that most quintessential childhood toy: the teddy bear.

But today, the 63-year-old resident of Hill City, S.D., is making up for that — and then some. With 7,790 teddy bears, Miley holds the Guinness World Record for largest teddy bear collection.

Her collection is housed in a small home along Main Street in Hill City, a town of fewer than 800 people in western South Dakota’s Black Hills. Teddy Bear Town is filled to the brim with every type and size of teddy bear imaginable — Beanie Baby teddy bears, the talking Teddy Ruxpin bear and porcelain teddy bears. Visitors are invited to admire the collection and buy souvenirs at a teddy bear-themed gift shop.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 4,251 other followers