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James Murrell: Dr. Pepper 'artifact' in cave worth 1986 fortune

A bottle collecting story with a question: Did he sell at the right time?
Comments re photo 67297 Favorite Old Photo from Larry Smith Dr Pepper Bottling plant

By James Murrell

I was only a toddler when it (the Dr. Pepper plant) closed. Years later I loved hunting Native American artifacts and searching caves.

On one occasion my Grandfather, Dearing Fletcher, took me to a hidden cave on Harvey's Ridge. After squeezing throught the narrow opening and making our way back into a large room that had what looked like shelves along the walls, I spotted something reflecting the light from our flashlights.

It was a Dr. Pepper bottle that had "Columbia Ky 1956" on the bottom.

I think I later sold it to David Heskamp for 5 dollars in around 1985. - James Murrell

Thanks, James Murrell, for this wonderful story and memories of some great Adair Countians. You made a killing on that bottle - but I wonder what it would be worth today? Anybody know the book price on a 1956 Dr. Pepper Bottle today.? - EW


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