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Coca-Cola’s Sprite Boy

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Coca-Cola’s Sprite Boy During the ’40s and ’50s, The Coca-Cola Company used a lively little character in its advertising. Sprite Boy was created by the company’s staff artist, Haddon Sundblom. He was also the artist who created the Coca-Cola’s version of a jolly Santa. There has been some confusion about the origins of Sprite Boy.

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This Week In History: June 15 – June 21

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Headlines & Tidbits from the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s   American Experience: 1935 – US Congress accepts FDR’s “New Deal”. 1947 – Pan Am Airways charters as the first worldwide passenger airline. 1950 – First kidney transplant (Chicago). 1954 – Televised Senate Army McCarthy hearings ends. 1966 – Sheila Scott completes first

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Fanta: The Humble Beginnings of a Worldwide Phenomenon

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Fanta: The Humble Beginnings of a Worldwide Phenomenon There have been all kinds of stories about Fanta’s creation in Nazi Germany during WWII. Some of what has been said is true— a great deal is fiction. Prior to the breakout of the war, Germany was the location of The Coca-Cola Company’s greatest overseas success. Records

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Mary Jane Candy

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Remember going to the corner store and picking out penny candy to enjoy on the way home? Mary Janes, the bite-sized peanut butter and molasses morsels, were always a favorite at candy counters. The story of Mary Jane began with a small candy company started in 1884 by Charles N. Miller and his three sons.

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A Brief History of The Coca-Cola Company

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Invented by John Stith Pemberton in 1886, Coca-Cola was meant as a drink to impart good health and stamina. Pemberton was a pharmacist from Columbus, Georgia who originally made a cocawine called Pemberton’s French Wine Coca in 1885. When prohibition laws were passed within his county, Pemberton set out to make a new, non-alcoholic drink.

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