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Book Review: Lilburn Roy's Book on Adair County Bottlers
Book is selling fast. It's available at the Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY
By Mike Watson
A new craze, of sorts, sprang up in Columbia and Adair County a few months ago when CM readers began sending questions concerning and photos of old Columbia soft drink bottles. To many people, this was a new avenue into local history. Not so new to some collectors. It is an avenue, like so many others, that should be pursued in an effort to preserve the vast local culture of our fine town and county.
Just this month, a new publication was unveiled that has shed new light on the soft drink industry of Columbia. A collector himself, and excited by the newfound interest of others, Lilburn Roy undertook to produce a booklet on the Dr. Pepper operation that once thrived here. He interviewed various collectors, former employees and researched at the local library.
The end result was a marvelous 28-page booklet that concentrates on the Dr. Pepper plant, but also touches upon the Columbia Bottling Works, once owned by W.E. Harris, and Nell and Son's Bottlers. The publication contains interviews, great photographs of bottles and cases and includes many additional photos of soda pop/soft drink/cold drink memorabilia.
Some of those who contributed to this work in the way of lending items to be photographed or were interviewed include: Creed Lacy, Grover Gilpin, Bob White, Bill Davenport, Beth Brant, Marlton Loy, Richard Phelps, Hilda Grider, Ernestine Bennett, Roger, Clara and Brian Barnes.
Extensive use of the Adair County News archive was also important to the finished product.
This is a great work, pleasing to the eye and the mind. Contact Mr. Roy or the Adair Public Library for more information. They are going fast, I hear, into second printing, at least! - MIKE WATSONThe writer, Mike Watson, is author of many Adair County History Books
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