Sips From the State: The History Behind 3 Popular North Carolina Beverages

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Did you know that Pepsi, Cheerwine and Sun Drop all have roots in North Carolina? Scroll through the slideshow to learn the fascinating history behind each popular North Carolina drink.

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Pepsi

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Pepsi-Cola got its start in New Bern, where pharmacist Caleb Davis Bradham invented the beverage in 1898 as a refreshing remedy for indigestion. Today, the Birthplace of Pepsi store stands at the same site where Bradham’s Drug Store once operated.

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