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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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