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Terre Haute in Vigo County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Birthplace of the Coca-Cola Bottle

 
 
Birthplace of the Coca-Cola Bottle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 6, 2008
1. Birthplace of the Coca-Cola Bottle Marker
Inscription. World - famous trademark created in 1915 on this site at Root Glass Company, by Chapman J. Root, T. Clyde Edwards, Earl R. Dean, and Alexander Samuelson. Bottle design selected in national competition.
 
Erected 1994 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Vigo County Historical Society, The Coca-Cola Company. (Marker Number 84.1994.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 26.476′ N, 87° 24.812′ W. Marker is in Terre Haute, Indiana, in Vigo County. Marker is at the intersection of South Third Street and East Voorhees Street, on the left when traveling south on South Third Street. Touch for map. Marker is located on the northeast corner. Marker is in this post office area: Terre Haute IN 47801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of Paul Dresser (approx. 1.1 miles away); Wea Tribe at Terre Haute (approx. 1.3 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial - - Vigo County Indiana (approx. 1.7 miles away); Korean War Memorial - - Vigo County Indiana (approx. 1.7 miles away);
Marker wider view - Looking North image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 6, 2008
2. Marker wider view - Looking North
There is an up to date gas station ("Plaza") - to the Right of this photo - but not the one in the next photo.
Operation Iraqi Freedom - War Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Medal of Honor Recipient (approx. 1.7 miles away); World War II War Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Claude L. Herbert (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Terre Haute.
 
Also see . . .  How Coke began:. from small beginnings - to a world recognized and consumed product. (Submitted on July 6, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Additional keywords. Advertising, Glass making
 
Categories. 20th CenturyCommunicationsIndustry & CommerceNotable EventsNotable Places
 
Birthplace of the Coca-Cola Bottle Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, March 12, 2011
3. Birthplace of the Coca-Cola Bottle Marker
Wet Bath Coke Cooler ! ! image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 1, 2007
4. Wet Bath Coke Cooler ! !
Located at many places throughout the United States and the World, the red Coke Cooler was easily recognized. (This is one located in Lafayette, Indiana.) Bottles stood in ice cold refrigated water. The cooler top must be opened to get a bottle. It had to be locked during the night. Due to cleaning once a week, the coolers were usually kept outside of stores and gas stations.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,893 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   3. submitted on March 13, 2011, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana.   4. submitted on July 6, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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