• Day23

    Dr. Pepper's Grave - Rural Retreat, TN

    July 9, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Dr. Charles Taylor Pepper was not the inventor of Dr. Pepper, but legend states that the drink was named after him. Dr. Pepper was a surgeon in the Civil War.

    Charles Alderton is the inventor of Dr. Pepper. He created it in the 1880's in Waco, Texas. He worked in Morrison's Old Corner Drug Store. Alderton gave the soda (which customers were calling a Waco, at the time) to his boss Morrison. Morrison named it Dr. Pepper.

    He at one time worked for Dr. Charles Pepper while in Tennessee. Apparently there was a bond.

    There were quite a few graves in the Pepper family plot. I kept pointing at graves saying, "Wow, he's a Pepper, she's a Pepper, wouldn't you like to be a Pepper too?" My kids didn't get it, Jenn did.

    Tall tale or truth? We will never know. However, Quinn wanted to stop at his grave. So we did. 😊
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