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1916 contract

Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Co.’s 1916 Contract

  This month’s featured history is the 1916 contract with the Coca-Cola Company. William Mark Mauldin had purchased the Rock Hill Coca-Cola territory from Luther Snyder eight years prior to this contract. It is Mauldin’s first formal contract with Coca-Cola. 1916 Contract Text of the Contract The contract reads: BOTTLER’S CONTRACT (INDIVIDUAL) THIS AGREEMENT, Made and entered […]

Thanksgiving Coke

7 Tips for the Best Thanksgiving Gathering

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and the big turkey day can be a little overwhelming. While we like to pause on at least one day to be thankful for all that is good in our lives, often that one day is hectic and stressful, making us feel anything but thankful. A busy house full […]

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A New Warehouse Facility for Rock Hill Coke

As the holiday season gets into full swing, Coca-Cola consumption rises dramatically. Family gatherings, office parties, school and church functions…everyone will be serving Coca-Cola products. More demand from consumers means more demand from stores. And this year, Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company is enjoying the benefit of an expanded warehouse facility. More space means much […]

Halloween night Coke

6 Tips for a Successful Halloween Night

Halloween night is just around the corner, and the little ghosts and ghoulies will soon be making the rounds in Rock Hill. Masks will be donned, costumes assembled, and big bags gathered to haul all the candy loot. Not everyone can make the neighborhood trek from door to door trick-or-treating; someone needs to stay at […]

Rock Hill Coke history letter

A Territory Request from William Mark Mauldin

Rock Hill Coca-Cola Requests Permission to Deliver Today we continue our look at documents from the Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company history. The following letter is dated February 25, 1913. In it William Mark Mauldin of Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company writes to Charles Rainwater of the Coca-Cola Company requesting permission to deliver Coca-Cola to […]

Halloween Treats

Make Spooky Halloween Treats with Coke Products

The Halloween season calls for creativity. All around Rock Hill, costumed kiddos will be clamoring for Tricks…but mostly Treats. How to create a scene that is just the right balance of fun and spooky? Decorations need to seem mildly creepy, but still whimsical for the young ones. Costumes can easily tip the scales of overly […]

Halloween luminaries

Halloween Luminaries for a Spooky Glow

What to do with all of your empty Coca-Cola 2-liter bottles? How to get some fun, festive Halloween lights that aren’t pumpkin-based? The answer to both questions: make Halloween-inspired luminaries. These lamps are great decorations for tables and windowsills, or outside in dry weather. They will spookify any Halloween party, but they are definitely child […]

October events

October Events in the Rock Hill Area

October is just around the corner, and with all the events happening in and around Rock Hill, you’ll want to start making your plans now. From frolicking fun to music festivals to freaky science, October offers a little something for everyone. For a sampling of all the activity, check out these five events coming to […]

marinade meat

Best Marinade Ever

Autumn might be rolling into Rock Hill, but that doesn’t mean that grilling season is over. We’ve still got several weeks to fire up the grill and toss our favorite meats on the heat. One of the secrets to a successful grilling session is using a marinade. If you want your meat to be tender and […]

Rock Hill Coca-Cola Historical Documents, 2

Part 2 Our look back at important documents during the early days of Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company continues with these letters, ledgers, and bills of sale. A lot of paperwork has passed across the desks of Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company over the years. This sampling of documents shows the early progression of the […]