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Monday, October 24, 2005

Roanokers Work to Preserve their Landmarks

Anyone familiar with the beautiful skyline of dowtown Roanoke is no doubt aware of the two lighted signs that are a significant part of Roanoke's history. The H&C Coffee and Dr. Pepper signs have been a part of the Star City's landscape since the 1940's and now, with help from Ronaokers themselves, will be preserved atop their new homes on Campbell Ave.

The most interesting tidbit from today's Roanoke Times story about the historic signs is this:
It is no secret Roanokers love their Dr Pepper. The soda company acknowledges Roanoke as the biggest consumer of Dr Pepper east of the Mississippi River.
Any questions about Roanoke's southern-ness should now be put to rest.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Tugboat Phil said...

I didn't read the article. Did they mention that the deterioration of the signs was George Bushes fault? It seems that everything else in the Valley gets blamed on him.

2:09 PM

 
Blogger Lotzothoughtz said...

Really? The biggest consumer east of the Mississippi. I always thought I noticed an odd concentration of Dr. Pepper products in the valley.

that's kinda kool.

9:42 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

George "W" Bush. Slated to go down as one of the worst U.S. Presidents in history. See his numbers drop. People are finally wising up.

3:59 PM

 

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