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Charles Elmer Hires

(August 19, 1851 - July 31, 1937)

Hires Root Beer Bottle

Charles Elmer Hires, a Philadelphia pharmacist, introduced root beer to the world in 1876 at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia.

This naturally effervescent beverage was billed as the 'National Temperance Drink.' The original formula included sarsaparilla, sasafras, ginger, pipsissewa, wintergreen, juniper and other flavor ingredients.

 

 

WHO’S WHO IN THE WORLD OF FOOD

Who's Who: G - H - I       Galbani, Egidio       Galliano, Josh       Garvin, Gerry (G)       Gasparini       Gilbert, Phileas       Girod, Tony       Goldman, Sylvan       Good, Phyllis Pellman       Goodnight, Charles       Graham, Sylvester       Grant, Danny       Green, Nancy       Greenwald, George       Grey, Charles, 2nd Earl       Grinshpan, Eden       Haeterick, Robert       Hamilton, Stephen       Handwerker, Nathan       Haraszthy de Mokcsa, Agoston       Hardart, Frank       Harvey, Frederick Henry       Head, Mr. Potato       Hearn, Lafcadio       Heliogabalus       Hellman, Richard       Herbert, Dana       Hires, Charles Elmer       Hoffmann, Ingrid       Hogan, Francis       Hormel, George A.       Horn, Joe       Huang, Ching-He       Hughes, Chuck       Huou       Ilitch, Mike       Ingram, E. W.       Irby, Susan

 

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