Joseph Biedenharn and the the First Bottling of Coca-Cola

Joseph Biedenharn and the the First Bottling of Coca-Cola (HM1YO5)

Location: Vicksburg, MS 39183 Warren County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 21.058', W 90° 53.036'

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On a summer day in 1894, Joseph Biedenharn, a candy merchant and soda fountain operator, had an idea that would reshape the soft drink industry. He took the popular fountain beverage, Coca-Cola, put it in bottles, and delivered it to rural areas outside of Vicksburg.

It was the first time Coca-Cola had been sold in bottles. Mr. Biedenharn created a totally new concept of marketing the beverage and established the cornerstone of the independent network of franchise bottlers who now distribute bottled Coca-Cola all over the world.

Born in 1866, Joseph Biedenharn was the eldest of eight children and, in his teens, became part of the candy business founded by his father and uncle. Later, he and his brothers Will, Harry, Lawrence, Herman, Ollie, Albert and sister Katy acquired franchises to bottle Coca-Cola in Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.

The building located at 1107 Washington Street, where the first bottling took place, was built in 1890 and is operated today as the museum interpreting this important moment in our nation's history.

  Sponsored by the Descendants of Herman Henry and Louise Lundberg Biedenharn
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HM NumberHM1YO5
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Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe City of Vicksburg Riverfront Mural Committee
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Date Added Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 699128 N 3581306
Decimal Degrees32.35096667, -90.88393333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 21.058', W 90° 53.036'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 21' 3.48" N, 90° 53' 2.16" W
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Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1200-1298 Levee St, Vicksburg MS 39183, US
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