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Vol. 32 No. 3 | May – June 2021 | No. 255    (Mailed on 15 April 2021 – Visit Members Portal to Read)

Features: Tom Joyce Indianapolis and his 7 up Empire Steve Lang 10 The Wisdom of Solomon and Naming “Old Fitzgerald” Jack Sullivan 16 Hotel Soda Bottler in the Deep South David Kyle Rakes 22 Crystal Spring & C. R. Brown Ferdinand Meyer V 32 A Tale of Two Batchelor’s Fred DeCarlo 38 Wheeling, Worms, and the History of Laughlins & Bushfield Zack Baer 44 Diary of the Des Moines Privy Digger Mark Wiseman 54

Vignettes: Call for Historical Images Michael Seeliger 20

Departments: Table of Contents FOHBC Officer Listing 2020-2021 President’s Message Shards of Wisdom History’s CornerFOHBC News, From and For Our Members 6 Virtual Museum News Richard Siri 29 Lost & Found 62 Member Photo Gallery 64 Classified Ads & Ad Rate Info 66 FOHBC Show-Biz, Show Calendar Listings 68 Membership Directory 71 Membership Application 72