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April 24, 1819: Where's the Soda, Jerk

Samuel Fahnestock was given a patent for the first soda fountain in 1819. Carbonated mineral water was all the rage at the time. Joseph Priestley had created the first man-made carbonated water back in 1767, and Jacob Schweppes had developed a method of mass producing it, quickly leading to the production of different brands of soda and different flavors. 190 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Brooklyn Farmacy

Sitting at the quiet corner of Sackett and Henry Streets, this unassuming mint-green shop invites passerby to take refuge in a 1920’s pharmacy-turned soda fountain. With the adorable, signature-pink benches parked outside,  it’s impossible  170 more words

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Sweet Tooth Prescription: Farmacy Ice Cream & Soda Fountain

Isn’t it nice to have a drugstore where you can buy yummy medicines? Let’s face it no one likes to take bitter meds, right? But did you know that in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s drugstores were more associated with Soda Fountains than the real pharmacy. 434 more words

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La King's - Galveston, Texas

“Meet me at La King’s Confectionery.”

La King’s is an old fashioned ice cream parlour and candy factory on the historic Strand. Old time fountain delights, coffee, salt water taffy, lollipops, and so many chocolates! 479 more words

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Happy Pi(e) Day!! and also I might be moving...

It’s March 14, 3/14, 3.14, Pi(e) Day! The day to eat pie all day long (or at least 3.14 slices of it), and that is exactly what I will be doing at my new address of 1000 N California Ave. 292 more words

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Would You Like An Egg Cream?

Back in the days before social media, people, especially teenagers, gathered in places called “Soda Fountains”. There you could have plain soda like a Coke, or a mixed one called an “egg cream” which really didn’t have any eggs and the ingredients I can’t remember. 206 more words

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