Ty Warner, the guy who created Beanie Babies, only got into the toy business after his acting career failed.
San Francisco had its own Statue of Liberty on a hill in the middle of the city starting in the 1880s. But it became so dilapidated that it was taken down in the 1950s.
Only one pro football team has been playing since the 1800s without taking a single season off . . . the Arizona Cardinals, believe it or not. They were founded in Chicago in 1898 and have been playing ever since.