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Johnson City in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Johnson City

Home of Mountain Dew

 
 
Johnson City Home of Mountain Dew Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, November 2, 2019
1. Johnson City Home of Mountain Dew Marker (Side 1)
Inscription.  This is the former site of the Tri-City Beverage Corporation, of which Charles O. Gordon was the owner-president. In 1954 the Tri-City Beverage became one of the first to bottle "Mountain Dew", a clear lemon-lime flavored drink. Four years later Plant Manager Bill Bridgeforth developed a new citrus-lemonade flavored drink called Tri-City Lemonade. In 1960 he placed his citrus-lemonade flavor into the Mountain Dew bottles, which is the flavor in Mountain Dew today. The rights to this formula were obtained by William H. "Bill" Jones of the Tip Corporation of Marion, Virginia, in 1961.

Three years later in August 1964, the Mountain Dew brand and production rights were acquired from Tip by the Pepsi-Cola Company, now known as PepsiCo Corporation, at which point distribution expanded across the United States and is the third-biggest refreshment beverage in the U.S. In 2012 the PepsiCo Corporation introduced a new Mountain Dew called "Johnson City Gold" and is the only Pepsi product known to carry the name of a U.S. city.
 
Erected 2019 by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 154.)
Johnson City Home of Mountain Dew Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, November 2, 2019
2. Johnson City Home of Mountain Dew Marker (Side 2)

 
Location. 36° 18.505′ N, 82° 21.706′ W. Marker is in Johnson City, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Walnut Street and Cherokee Street, on the right when traveling east on Walnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Johnson City TN 37604, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. State Flag (approx. half a mile away); Colored Christian Church and Colored School (approx. 0.6 miles away); East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Depot (approx. 0.7 miles away); Brush Creek Campground (approx. 0.7 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 0.7 miles away); National Soldiers’ Home (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mountain Home National Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Johnson City (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson City.
 
Also see . . .  Historical marker unveiled recognizing Johnson City as the home of Mountain Dew. (Submitted on November 17, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
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Johnson City Home of Mountain Dew Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, November 2, 2019
3. Johnson City Home of Mountain Dew Marker
Johnson City Home of Mountain Dew Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, November 2, 2019
4. Johnson City Home of Mountain Dew Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 17, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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