Coca-Cola Bottling Co. -- Vicksburg MS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 32° 20.445 W 090° 53.072
15S E 699094 N 3580173
Quick Description: A candy store in Vicksburg MS pioneered the idea of bottling this famous beverage. By the 1920s a proper bottling plant was opened a few blocks away from the old candy store.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 10/4/2014 2:57:37 PM
Waymark Code: WMMKQQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
One of many Coca-Cola bottling plants throughout the south, this plant is located in Vicksburg MS, where in 1894 an entrepreneurial candy-store owner saw the future and began bottling Coca-Cola at his store soda fountain for folks to take home and enjoy.

By the 1910s it was clear that bottling Coca Cola was gaining in popularity over going to the soda fountain.

This waymark is for the 1920s-era Vicksburg Coca-Cola Bottling Co. on Washington Street in downtown Vicksburg.
Product manufactured here: Coca-cola in bottles

Address:
Bowman St at Washington St
Vicksburg, MS


Web Page: [Web Link]

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