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William Mark Mauldin

William Mark Mauldin, An Introduction to Coca-Cola

William Mark Mauldin Begins His Journey with Coca-Cola William Mark Mauldin grew up on a farm in Flowery Branch, Georgia. He hated life on the farm and promised himself that one day he would leave the farm as quickly as possible to work anywhere else. Mark and other young men often rode the train to […]

1908 Coca-Cola Bottling contract detail

Luther Snyder

Luther Snyder’s Biography The Coca-Cola Bottler’s Newsletter of 1947 provides a biography of Luther Snyder and his involvement with Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Charlotte, North Carolina. Luther was working on his father’s farm in Clark County, Virginia, and was engaged to Miss Alfreta Crisman. Miss Crisman was related to Mr. J.T. Lupton, one of the […]

Brass bottle opener

Coca-Cola Continued to Grow

After a promising start, the Coca-Cola Company continued to grow. In 1894 Mississippian Joseph Biedenharn noticed the rapid increase in sales of Coca-Cola in his candy store and soda fountain. Because of this demand for the popular drink, he decided to install bottling machinery in the rear of his store. Biedenharn recognized that many people […]

Asa Candler Built the Coca-Cola Brand

Asa Candler In 1891 Atlanta businessman Asa Candler would become the Coca-Cola Corporation’s first president and the first to bring real vision to the business and the brand. Candler was a business tycoon who transformed his investment into a world-wide business. He began his business career as a drugstore owner in Atlanta, witnessed the popularity […]

Coca-Cola Soda Fountain Art

Coca-Cola Gets Its Name and Its Look

Coca-Cola’s Name Frank Robinson had moved to Atlanta in hopes of starting an advertising business. He invested in Pemberton Chemical Company Incorporated. Although his position in the company was as the bookkeeper, Robinson recognized the possibility of a successful financial future for Pemberton’s drink. He felt the success would be based on proper advertising. Robinson […]

Jacobs Pharmacy

Coca-Cola Begins

To understand how successful Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company has become, we must start at the beginning of this phenomenal beverage’s history. Coca-Cola began in Atlanta, Georgia in 1886. John Stith Pemberton, a young pharmacist and chemist, invented Coca-Cola. Pemberton fought for the Confederacy and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the 3rd […]