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Display To Honor Ind. City’s History As Birthplace Of Coke Bottles

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Photo: Courtesy Coca-Cola Company

A historical marker sits at the former Root Glass Co. site in Terre Haute.

Big Coca-Cola bottles will be displayed around a western Indiana city as part of an effort to celebrate the history of the uniquely shaped container.

The Tribune-Star reports the Board of Public Works and Safety on Monday approved a request from the Vigo County Historical Society to place the 6-foot  fiberglass bottles around Terre Haute starting next year. The bottles will be painted by artists in conjunction with Arts Illiana.

Board President John Stinson calls it a “cool project, something that’s long overdue.”

A historical marker on the former Root Glass Co. site in Terre Haute commemorates the company’s creation of the glass Coke bottle’s contour design in 1915.

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  • lastcamp2

    That’s how desperate Terre Haute is. They look for prestige in a pop bottle.

  • TP

    It’s iconic. You can remove the lettering from the bottle and it is still recognizable world-wide. As far as pop bottles go, I’d say the Coke bottle is as prestigious as you can get.

  • lastcamp2

    That gives me new respect for pop bottles.

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