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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
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
the "Nehi Corporation" name was adopted when the fruit-flavored
Nehi sodas became popular. 1934: The Nehi Corporation introduced Royal Crown Cola.
Industry Milestones" at the Museum
of Beverage Containers and Advertising.