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A Brief History of Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air all around Rock Hill. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so let’s take a quick look at the history of this holiday. Remember the Date! Don’t let this one slip past! Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day, is observed on February 14 each year.  Roman Roots Its […]

A Brief History of New Year’s Eve Celebrations in the US

Happy New Year from all of us here at the Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company! Let’s take a look at New Year’s celebrations through time. The celebration of New Year’s in the United States has a rich history, marked by a blend of various cultural influences and traditions. Here’s a brief overview: Colonial Era The […]

Fireworks: From Adams to Red, White, and BOOM!

The use of fireworks to celebrate the 4th of July has a long and storied history that dates back to the early days of American independence. Fireworks were first associated with Independence Day celebrations in the United States in the late 18th century. The initial celebrations of July 4th included public gatherings, speeches, and various […]

St. Patrick’s Day Soda Bread

Another year, another St. Patrick’s Day to celebrate. This month the Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling company thought we’d take the opportunity to combine two of our favorite topics: history and recipes. Read on to learn a little bit about the history of Irish soda bread and then try out the recipe for a non-traditional soda […]

Valentine’s Day Fun Facts

Here at the Rock Hill Coa-Cola Bottling Company, we’re suckers for some interesting history. This month, we’re sharing some Fun Facts about Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a Coke while you’re reading a little bit about the loveliest holiday. A Valentine’s Feast? We might usually associate Thanksgiving with a feast, but Valentine’s Day? Isn’t an intimate dinner […]

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Keeping Cool with the Coca-Cola Polar Bears

The Coca-Cola Company is known for creating iconic advertisement. Around the holiday season, the image of Santa Claus comes to mind. You can read all about Coke’s history with the man in red here. Another cold weather favorite are the Coca-Cola Polar Bears. Early Imagery The polar bear showed up in Coca-Cola advertising decades before […]

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Coca-Cola Paraphernalia: Festoons

Up to this point, our focus on Coca-Cola paraphernalia has aimed almost exclusively on long-lasting items. Throughout the last century the Coca-Cola Company distributed thermometers, clocks, coolers, and vending machines designed to last.  Festive Festoons Now we shift our attention to some items that are perhaps more interesting for the opposite reason: they were meant […]

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The Coca-Cola Vending Machine

The last time we looked at Coca-Cola paraphernalia, we examined the history of retail coolers. That discussion led directly to this month’s topic: Coca-Cola vending machines. Although a few of the later cooler models were coin-operated, they didn’t actually vend anything. Customers would plop in a coin, open the cover and grab a bottle. To […]

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Keep Cool with a Coca-Cola Cooler

We all know that the best way to beat the increasing summer heat in Rock Hill is to enjoy an ice cold Coke. But how to keep those Cokes ice cold? For many years, the best solution for retailers was a Coca-Cola cooler. This month we’ll be looking at the development and history of these […]

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Memorabilia: Coca-Cola Clocks

Now it’s time to turn our Coca-Cola memorabilia and paraphernalia face to another item: Coca-Cola clocks. Take a minute to read about the history of Coke timepieces. Lasting Timepieces As with the other items we’ve discussed, clocks are practical and useful, a fact which extends the amount of time that businesses would display them. They […]