Soda Fountains of Kansas

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July 31, 2015, 7:00 PM CT

Presented by Cindy Higgins

Relive the glory days of the soda fountain where tonics and curatives evolved into refreshments like the Brown Cow, the Mudslide, and the Egg Cream. Government regulations, World War I luxury taxes, and bottled soda pop prompted Kansas pharmacists to make more ice cream concoctions and add food to keep their evolving fountain sideline business profitable. This presentation also explores soda fountains in Kansas today and the revival of soda fountains throughout the nation.

Watkins Museum of History
1047 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044-2961
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Sponsored by: Douglas County Historical Society

For more information about this event, please contact:
Jan Shupert-Arick
(785) 841-4109