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Fun facts about soda, or pop (or soda pop):

1885: W. B Morrison at the Old Corner Drug Store in Waco, TX, developed a distinctively flavored drink at his soda fountain. Dr. Pepper was sold in bottles in 1888. (Coca-Cola was invented in 1886, but Schweppes was the first soft drink bottler, founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1783)

1905: Claude A Hatcher, a Georgia grocer, began bottling ginger ale and root beer under the brand name of Royal Crown. 1928: the "Nehi Corporation" name was adopted when the fruit-flavored Nehi sodas became popular. 1934: The Nehi Corporation introduced Royal Crown Cola.

-goto "Soda Industry Milestones" at the Museum of Beverage Containers and Advertising.




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