Pepper on the Web
Pepper Virtual Museum
Museum contains a history
page, FAQ and directions to visit the museum. The Museum is housed
in the orginal 1906 headquarters for Artesian Manufacturing and Bottling
Company, at 300 S. 5th Street in Waco, Texas.
Dr Pepper Website
The media rich, official website
of Dr Pepper.
Bottles, cans and other information
on the popular soda - Dr Pepper.
In 1885, in Waco, Texas, a young
pharmacist called Charles Alderton invented the soft drink "Dr Pepper".
Alderton worked at a place called
Morrison's Old Corner Drug Store and carbonated drinks were served at the
soda fountain. Alderton invented his own recipes for soft drinks and found
one of his drinks was becoming very popular. His customers originally asked
for the drink by asking Alderton to shoot them a "Waco".
Morrison, owner of the drug store
is credited with naming the drink "Dr Pepper" after a friend of his, Dr.
Charles Pepper. Later in the 1950s the period was removed from the "Dr
As demand grew Alderton and Morrison
had trouble manufacturing enough "Dr Pepper" for their customers. Then
in stepped, Robert S. Lazenby, Lazenby owned The Circle "A" Ginger Ale
Company in Waco and was impressed with "Dr Pepper". Alderton did not want
to pursue the business and manufacturing end of soft drinks and agreed
that Morrison and Lazenby should take over and become partners.
In 1891, Morrison and Lazenby formed
the Artesian Mfg. & Bottling Company, which later became the Dr Pepper
In 1904, the company introduced Dr
Pepper to 20 million people attending the 1904, World's Fair Exposition,
in St. Louis. That same world's fair introduced hamburger and hot dog buns
and ice cream cones to the public.
The Dr Pepper Company is the oldest
major manufacturer of soft drink concentrates and syrups in the United
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