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Soft drinks, bottled water, and other beverages produced by Nebraska companies have kept up with changing tastes over the years.

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Upper row, L. to R.:
Dream of California, Standard Bottling Co., Alliance; Big Chief Beverages, Long Pine; Lithiated White Soda, Shogo Lithia Springs Co., Lincoln.
Front row, L. to R.:
Co-op Beverages, Scottsbluff; Sandhills Crystal Pure Spring Water, Oshkosh; Ankle Deep, David City; Frontier Beverages, Platte Valley Bottling, North Platte; Stevens Tasty Beverages, Stevens Bottling Co., McCook.

Shogo Lithia truck J. H. Culver started bottling Shogo Lithia Spring water from natural springs in Milford in 1906. "Lithia" refers to a mineral in the water, lithium chloride. The company sent drinking water for workmen during construction of the Panama Canal. In the 1930s the Milford site provided water for bottling flavored soda pop in Lincoln.

 

Willow Springs

Willow Springs Distillery began in Omaha in 1866 and by 1894 it was the third largest distillery in America, producing a wide range of alcoholic beverages including gin, rye whiskey and bourbon.
Left: Willow Springs Liquor bottle; Right: Willow Springs Bottling Co., Goody soda pop.

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