New Exhibit Features Bottles from Old Troup County Bottling Companies
Bubbling Up Business: Bottling Industry of Troup County & Area opens Monday, June 4th, at Legacy Museum on Main. Spurred by the rapid development of the carbonated water industry, the bottling enterprise became very prosperous businesses in Troup County and the surrounding area from the late 1800s until the late 20th century.
The exhibit features photographs, news clippings, advertisements from bottling companies, artifacts, and, some memorabilia, including old Coke machines! Bottles from area bottling plants loaned by local collectors comprise a fascinating part of the exhibit. The bottles help tell the local story of the industry – with the name of the bottler and the city where they were bottled embossed on many containers! The bottles themselves also have considerable beauty and allure. Whether embossed or painted, many of the soft-drink bottles featured exquisite designs, shapely forms, attractive graphics, and nostalgic labels.