Our story begins in 1904. Mary Meyer was born Mary Lorang in New York City.
When she was 24, she attended a political rally where she met a talented salesman named Hans Meyer. They fell in love, and within a year were married.
Yes, there really was a Mary Meyer! Over the years, many West River Valley residents worked at the Mary Meyer toy factory.
Their personalities influenced many things in the shop, from the layout of the production line, to the expressions applied to some of the toys’ faces.