Monday, August 01, 2011

And No Prune Juice

In 1885, a local pharmacist, Charles Alderton, invented the beverage at Morrison's Old Corner Drug Store. His taste treat — a mix of his secret syrup and carbonated water — was an instant success locally. Wade Morrison, the store owner, is credited with changing the drink's name from Waco to Dr Pepper — the period was dropped in the 1950s — who, some say, was the father of a girl he once loved.

Read the rest of the
Los Angeles Times story here.

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